Peace Often Comes Through Obedience

In my experience, peace often doesn’t come until obedience begins. Seldom do I have complete peace prior to beginning to obey what I sense God is calling me to do.

Many times the direction God appears to be leading me doesn’t make sense. I’m restless. I don’t sleep well.  I question myself and what I’m sensing.

I’ve previously written steps I take to discern God’s will (You can read that HERE and HERE), but after I’ve done that process, and I’m still sensing God’s leading, the next place for me hasn’t always been an overwhelming sense of peace. The next place for me is one of obedience.

I’ve learned I may have to get my feet wet (Joshua 3) before the waters begin to part and peace begins to fill my heart.

Are you in one of those times of discernment? Do you sense God’s leading? Do you believe God is calling you to a new level of faith and dependence on Him?

The next step may be to get your feet wet.

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11 thoughts on “Peace Often Comes Through Obedience

  1. I have felt this way for a while now but sadly, everytime I get close to the water I get scared and back away. I need someone to run up behind me and push me in! Praying for faith to be obedient.

    • I love a good push! I have some great friends and my wife who often oblige. Sometimes though, it's all up to me.

  2. Definitely feeling this. Love the saying that "it may be Friday but Sunday's coming." Feeling God calling me to a new level of faith.
    Twitter: tijuanabecky

  3. My experience has been the same as yours—in order for peace to come, obedience must come first. However, I have to say that the way that you articulated that thought was far superior than what I could do (and have tried to do in the past). Good work! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this matter. I found it extremely inspiring.