Price of Obedience
Christians habitually weep and pray over beautiful truth, only to draw back from that same truth when it comes to the difficult job of putting it in practice. It appears that too many Christians want to enjoy the thrill of feeling right but are not willing to endure the inconvenience of being right.
A. W. Tozer
I read this quote from a message from Rev. David Wong on Steps of Obedience, started from I hear, I understand, I remember, I decide, I do and finally, I persist on doing.
Blogging is easy, it’s just stating the principles that I read from bible or books, I heard from pastors, teachers, or friends, songs or movies. It does really help me in the third step, I remember. But comes to the challenging part is really in doing, walking the faith and obeying God.
I read Mother Theresa’s letters today, how she struggled with feeling the absence of God’s presence, in the midst of her ministry. But the greatest thing is that she’s still doing the right thing even when she is not feeling right, she is still following the faith and the call and passion God has put in her life.
This is what the last step Rev. David Wong is trying to emphasize, I persist on doing.
Obeying the Lord does not guarantee relief and ease. On the contrary, we may meet opposition, face inconvenience and suffer loss. That is when we pay the price of obedience.
Rev. David Wong