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Submission and Obedience

OBEDIENCE

Obedience brings us

Where reason, intuition and common sense can never lead us.

Where intellectualization and rationalization never imagine or desire.

Obedience is

The shedding of the familiar for the unfamiliar,

The steadfast pursuit of the holy,

The persistent practice of the walk by faith and vision, not sight.

Obedience is

Delighting in God, not in His gifts,

Adoring the Adorable while shunning the ungodly and vain, and

Repudiating the popular and profane while choosing the correct and incorruptible.

Obedience is

Loving the unlovable but abhorring the alluring.

It is

An isolated way,

A lonely route,

An unmarked journey

on which

One must not look back,

One cannot see ahead, and

The only visible light is from Above.

Obedience is

Living in the Now Who is the 'I AM',

The same yesterday, today, and forever.

Obedience is

Abandon to the Almighty,

Submission to the Savior,

Humility before the Heavenly One.

Love for the sweet Lamb of God, and

Being caught into His ineffable Presence and dwelling here.

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Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE®
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