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Perfect Obedience By Tajuanda Michelle

Perfect Obedience By Tajuanda Michelle

Rev. Crystal October 29, 2013 0 comments
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  • Perfect Obedience By Tajuanda Michelle

    So this past weekend I was celebrating a fellow brother in Christ birthday gathering after church service. It blessed my heart to be a part of such a last minute special occasion. This is the kind of guy that’s always smiling, helping out with planning events and oh so willing to share his testimony and love for church community. There were about 15 people gathering balloons, signing the birthday card and fellowshipping together. God is truly the perfect orchestrator! One of the most blessed hope fellowshipping conversations that I had was with another fellow guy from my church. He blessed my heart with one simple truth: There is suffering in perfect obedience. “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered” (Hebrews 5:8, KJV). The spirit had this resting in my thoughts for a while after that conversation; the fact that there is perfection to obedience and it is a condition on Christ’s suffering. I know that manifesting God’s presence is what we desire as people but do we desire perfection to our obedience to God? Do we know what it looks like? Do we know that it’s only through Jesus Christ? I with this feel humbled to know that perfect obedience in God’s complete and perfect will isn’t a standalone kind of living. The body of Christ has many parts and we each have a role to play in obedience and the concept of submission. God is going to build his kingdom in obedience and He loves to advocate for obedience with the spirit of truth. With that we can be obedient and endure suffering by the power of God unto salvation! It’s through his power and not our own! It’s his spirit and not our old sin nature. It’s what being a child loved by God has to be like! We love God and love pleasing him by our faith portions! Too much works for us, not against us as God has a plan in mind for each of us in our submission to do His will! The longsuffering has power to work the increase on our walk with God. I reflect on this a lot like all of the body of Christ members that God places in our lives. Like if I met these people when they were all babes in Christ my walk with God may not have been as fruitful because my heart would have felt like God…their faith portions aren’t enough for me to do your will. With that, I thank God that the word calls us to renew our minds daily. We should never falsely judge someone’s measure of faith. We should let God lead us and rest assured that God is molding us to have a perfect obedience that is longsuffering. If our obedience wasn’t perfected then success wouldn’t be an option for us. The longsuffering is out of LOVE; a longsuffering unto obedience to the word of God. Not a labor cause I’m trying to meet a heavenly milestone that which God finished since the foundations of the earth. The longsuffering is essential to us as children of God because we don’t live as bastard children shortage of God’s favor. God’s love is faithful to suffer long with us so that we learn that he is good to teach us obedience in the suffering. We can hear other’s testimonies and see that he is doing a glorious work in the toughest circumstance. Obedience can be perfected even after the circumstance but do we know it comes with submitting to one another out of love? Do we know that even prayer chains in obedience to the word calling us to pray for authority moves God to reveal unto us a faithful God to serve? Hearts are clear here and we don’t second guess what we do unto God because obedience gets perfected in his perfect time. Love God, love people 2013!

    By TaJuanda Michelle, Nonfiction Christian Author

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About The Author Rev. Crystal Rev. Crystal Schmalz is a licensed minister in the United Pentecostal Church International, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Urshan Graduate School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities and History from Michigan State University. Crystal has served as a staff chaplain at Barnes Jewish Hospital, has completed five units of Clinical Pastoral Education, and is a member of ACPE. She served as a ministry staff leader for ACMNP in Yellowstone National Park and enjoys the beauty of God’s creation. She served on staff at Life Christian Church pastored by David Stephens doing outreach, guest coordination, youth leadership, Sunday school, and music ministry. She currently attends New Life Center pastored by Garry Tracy, and is involved in teaching Sunday school, preaching at nursing homes, teaching Bible Studies, and helping people connect to God and community. Crystal loves to spend time with her husband Luke, and her hobbies include writing, “thrifting,” eating ice cream, and playing Settlers of Catan and Scrabble with friends and family.

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