Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.
By David Wilkerson
The apostle John says: "... for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created" (Revelation 4:11).
Dear saint, you are not building on the rock if you need a preacher to thunder at you to obey God - if you need a set of do's and don'ts, if you need to be constantly convicted and reminded of His Word. No - you don't need a rule book! You need a passionate love for Jesus. You need to be so in love with Him that you know what pleases Him. Knowing His desires should become second nature to you!
The more you love Him, the easier it is to serve and obey Him. You'll no longer care what the world says about you. You can answer, "I've heard from my Father - and I'm doing the good pleasure of His heart!" A flow of obedience must come out of your heart. It cannot be extracted from you or threatened out of you. It has to freely flow out of you!
And when your heart is enraptured with Jesus, such obedience naturally flows out. You won't have to constantly go before the Lord, crying, "Oh God, break the power of the devil over me!" No - all those chains will begin to fall off as you get to know His heart!