Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Obedience - Not Always the Easy Thing

For months I felt the Lord was leading me to do something different, but I just didn't know what it was.  Maybe I had a hint, but just didn't want to be obedient.  The Lord did speak to me telling me to "do the next thing."  I accepted His word for me and just began trying to do what was in front of me.  Then, wow!  Everywhere I turned in my Quiet Time, He was speaking to me.  I heard things like obedience is not always the easy thing, but it is the right thing and I must die to self and my plans and embrace His plans. 

God assures us if we are obedient to Him, we will look more like Jesus.  That is the desire of my heart - to look more like Jesus - so what could I do but be obedient to what He was telling me.  I knew Eddie wanted me to help him teach the couples class he has been teaching for over four years, but he would not ask me to give up my class.  Giving up my class, that is the hard part!  Working alongside Eddie and helping him teach and minister to a great group of couples, that is the good part.  Being obedient, that is the blessed part.

"Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground."    (Psalm 143:10)    "To obey is better than sacrifice." (1 Samuel 15:22)


  1. You're right, obedience isn't always easy. You and I have been friends for a lot of years, Kay, and I'll have to say - I have never seen you shy away from obedience to God whether it was easy or not. You are a steadfast and faithful witness to me - a model of growth in Christlikeness and I appreciate your encouragement more than you'll ever know. Thank you for being HIS and living like it!

  2. I know you are being obedient but do I have to like it?????!!?!!?!?!? Just kidding. I know you have struggled for some time now but I know that God has a plan (Jer 29:11 - my favorite verse!) and I do think that you and Mr. Eddie will enjoy sharing and teaching a class together...... Love ya!! Jona Rae

  3. What a wonderful example for all of be obedient and to work with your husband. I know this decision has been hard for you but, I know you will be blessed. Love in Christ and I will miss you. But you will still be around. Jean