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God Helps You Want to Obey

(Again, this was supposed to be posted last week. Hit that post button, Nan! )

I remember when I was in high school my favorite form of test was the “open book” test. You were able to open your book and look up the answers you needed to pass the test.  Part of it was to see if you had read the information and knew where the answer was.

Did you know that God is the same way? His Word, the Bible, is like that open book test.

Every answer you ever need in your life is in the Book. You are able to open the Book and look up the answers you need to pass your tests. Again, it is important to know where the answer is.

God may not specifically address things with a scripture like what job we should take. The Holy Spirit gives us peace (or no peace) about that.

Philippians 2:13 (TLB)  For God is at work within you, helping you want to obey Him, and then helping you do what He wants (you to do).

God helps us WANT to obey and WANT to do what He needs us to do. God has given us something we are graced to do. He wants us to affect lives for Him.

He did not leave us down here, stumbling around trying to figure out what He wants. ASK. He will tell you.

Of course, He will not force us to obey because He gave us free will.  We still have to make the choice to obey.

So, we have the Book with the answers. We have God working in us to give us the will to obey and then helping us TO obey. What more do we want? What are we waiting for?

It’s not too late. No matter where we are in life or what we’ve done, it’s not too late. Even if we feel like we messed up our whole life, it is not too late. We can turn everything around with His help

Yes, this includes me, too. This is definitely a good reminder!