What is obedience?
Pronunciation: \ō-ˈbē-dē-ən(t)s, ə-\
Date: 13th century
1 a : an act or instance of obeying b : the quality or state of being obedient
2 : a sphere of jurisdiction; especially : an ecclesiastical or sometimes secular dominion
3: the state, fact, or an instance of obeying, or a willingness to obey; submission
Deuteronomy 4:1 Obedience Commanded
Deuteronomy 28:1 Blessings for Obedience
Romans 5:19 (NIV)
19For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
1 Peter 1:2 (NIV)
2 John 1:6 (NIV)
6And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.
I want God to be my first love. I want Him to be above all else in my life! Am I perfect? No! Will I succeed with this overnight? No! But I have a lifetime ahead of me to constantly work at perfecting it....no I will NEVER be perfect--I'm human, I'm a sinner.....but I believe that all God asks of us (as far as perfection goes) is that we STRIVE daily to be like Him! That we lay down our cross DAILY to be more like Him! That we make decisions based on "What Would Jesus Do?"!
My challenge to you, and to myself, is to pray that God would open our eyes and show us what area (s) of our lives that we need to work on 'perfecting' our obedience to Him in!!