Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
~ Bruce Larson
~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
If we want the Word of God to have authority in our life, there is only one way - obey it. If we want the Holy Spirit to have authority in our life, there is only one way - Obey Him. If we always obey impulses of fear or doubt or resentment, what will have authority over our minds? Fear, and doubt and resentment.
~ Tom Marshall
Blessed John Henry Newman
~ Blessed John Henry Newman
~ Jim Elliot
~ Saint Albert the Great, Doctor of the Church
~ C. S. Lewis
Obedience has a price, too - death to our own ways - but it also promises a great reward: the commendation of the Father. So lay aside all your excuses. Then take hold of His plan for your life, and watch Him do mighty works through you.
~ Joy Strang
~ St. John Climacus
The consequence of disobedience to the clearly revealed will of God is that the time will come when we will no longer be able to hear God speaking to us.
~ Selwyn Hughes
~ Madame Jeanne Guyon
~ Alan Redpath
~ Thomas a Kempis
"What's in it for me?" man says about obeying God. In this context how selfish and sinful that question is. The living God has spoken, and that is enough. The Saviour who shed his blood to save us from hell has told us how we should live, and that is enough. The loving Holy Spirit who made us alive has moved holy men to speak a word to us, and that is enough. We obey God because that glorifies God and there is nothing more than that.
~ Geoff Thomas
Today I will face my problems, unwrap them and seek to understand their component parts, spread them out before the Lord, thank Him in advance for what He's going to do, follow orders for what I am to do, and stand by to watch His miracles.
~ Saint Ignatius, Father of the Church