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November 03, 2007

Obedience

"...obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind..." - Anne Sullivan (Helen Keller's teacher)

"Revival will come when prayer is no longer used as a substitute for obedience." - A. W. Tozer

"...in order to experience true revival most of us don’t need to hear one more truth than we already know. We just need to obey the truth we already know...." - N. L. DeMoss

These quotes were striking to me this week, especially the truth of the last one. I am a person who listens to a lot of Bible teaching. My sister said that I'm the biggest "sermon-listener" she knows, or something like that :). I try to consistently do devotions, and attend church. I think I pride myself in having Bible knowledge. But what good is that without obedience? God knows how many truths I agree with:
"Yes, we should be diligent in prayer..."
"Yes, we should take captive every thought to Christ..."
But he also knows that often I just allow truth to pile up in my mind rather than letting it settle into my life through meditation, prayer and obedience.
Sometimes I think I need to turn off the sermon...
and face my Lord.

"Some of you have read...a lot of...great books by other Christian authors. You listen to Christian radio. You go to church Sunday after Sunday. You hear the preacher. You have heard the truth, and you maybe even agree with what you’ve heard. The question is are you doing what you’ve heard?" - N. L. DeMoss

Find the article the quotes are from here.