Day 29: Love is Obedient


I know I am not always exactly where God wants me to be.

I may be in a “good” place. Not doing anything necessarily wrong. But I want to be in His perfect will. His good, pleasing and perfect will. {Romans 12:2}

Don’t you?

You have a calling on your life. A plan custom-made for you by the Creator of the Universe. Very cool, yes?

And some days I find myself straining, trying to discern this call.

I wish I could look to the sky for a divine parting in the clouds or the bushes around me, wishing He’d spark a flame.

Oh, if God would foretell all the details of His good plans.

Chances are, we will never see the big picture all at once. No, I have found that He reveals His plan one little peace, I mean piece, at a time.

I may not get a glimpse at the big picture, but this I do know…the best way I hear from the Lord is living a life of sweet obedience.

Obedience in the little things…

The big picture of your life is made up of little obedient moments.

His Word is very clear…Becky, pray. Becky, read. Becky, serve. Becky, love. Becky, die…

Becky Live.

Day 29: Love is Obedient

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. John 14:23

God has nudged my spirit and asked me to give him more of my time. I will be honest, my quiet times haven’t been so quiet lately.

I wake and fumble downstairs. I fix coffee, write my to-do list, sometimes paint my nails (I did just now), read (a little), blog and then blog some more.

My nails may look good, but my heart might look a bit dull.

He is calling me to pull away from this (much loved) little screen and put my nose in His Word and my face to the ground.

If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. John 12:26

I want to be where He is. And as good as writing a blog can be, it isn’t always here that he wants me.

If I am neglecting His Word, then I am neglecting Him.

He is His Word.

So offline I will go for a few weeks (or so). He is bidding me to come…and abide in Him alone.

Today, where is God calling you? What act of obedience would express your love to Him? Is he bidding you come away with Him? Is He calling you to a new Bible study? Or even to lead one {gasp!}? Is He calling you to serve in a new place? Or maybe He is calling you back to church. Has it been a while?

The big picture of your life is made up of little obedient moments.

His good and perfect will is made up of little steps of “yes”.

Today, say YES to Him.

And while I am gone, I hope you’ll visit some of my blogging favorites:

You know I adore Tisha at The Delectable Home. She is actually having a linky party today for Spring mantels. Here’s mine, Tisha!


Also, Sue at Living Free In Him has soul food for you.

Amy, at The Theme Song of the Day will bless you with a song.

I am always fascinated with the family at Resolved2Worship. Stunning.

Of course, {In}Courage.

And, my blog crush, Emily at Chatting at the Sky.

I have loved our 28+1 Days of Lovin’ Better. I have learned so much. And be ready…when I come back from my blogging break, I anticipate being quite chatty.

LOVE YOU ALL.

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4 thoughts on “Day 29: Love is Obedient

  1. Praying that God shows you more of Himself while you take this break! Thanks for the shout out! πŸ™‚ I'll be sure to check out the others when I get a chance!

  2. I will miss your posts, but I'm encouraged that you're willing to respond obediently when God calls! Your past 28+1 Days series has really spoken to me and a good friend of mine – been pretty amazing how God has lined up what He's been speaking to us individually, and then being able to come together to share it – and then find more than one of your posts that related directly. I love how God works that way!Anyways, look forward to your return!

  3. I've also really enjoyed this series and hope your break is a refreshing and renewing time. I'll be looking forward to what's on your heart when you come back.

  4. Hey Becky, I will miss your blog the next few weeks, but I know your obedience will be greatly rewarded. Thanks for posting my blog up there. I am humbled by the company it shares. Love you friend.Praying for you. -Sue

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