Obedience


Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe…
Doing exactly what the LORD commands,
Doing it happily…
Action is the key,
Do it immediately…
Joy you will receive…
Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe.
Can you spell it?
O-B-E-D-I-E-N-C-E
Obedience is the very best way to show that you believe.

That is a song we usually sing while I was in the Sunday school, at First ECWA Samaru, Zaria.
I now teach the Sunday school children in my church in Oyo. Today, we (the Sunday school teachers) learnt a number of things from the children, as they readĀ  different scriptures and explained to us what it means to them.
The last thing we discussed today was on obedience, so I was opportuned to teach them this song I learnt.
I wrote the song for them on the whiteboard, and as we sang, the song hit differently. I highlighted three phases for them: doing exactly, doing it happily, and do it immediately.

It’s amazing what this song defines obedience to be!

The next time God (or any authority) asks you to do a thing, do it exactly, happily and immediately! Don’t try to do it at your timing, or in a modified manner. Don’t do it grudgingly!

Does the act of obedience bother you? See this scripture:

Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.
1 John 5:3 NLT

What does the verse mean to you?

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