“My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.” Proverbs 3:1-2
Obedience is an interesting word, frightening perhaps inside the sensory of restraint. Is obedience possible without an element of discernment? How are they intertwined?
Perhaps obedience means praying and listening for God’s direction, for guidance when you just don’t know the answer. Perhaps it is a call to wait, to hear Him, to “intuit” or “discern” that which you feel is the right direction to go. Obedience perhaps is beautiful to God simply because it means dialoguing with Him, asking Him, being with Him, seeking Him, relying upon Him, following Him. Perhaps obedience means getting tangled up in His heart where there is no fear. Perhaps obedience offers fierce protection, purpose to our path, and peace to our soul of imperfection. Perhaps obedience is knowing Him.
Love to all. Dianne
Dianne Timmering, MBA, MFA, CNA
Vice President of Spirituality