Obedience Follows Prayer

Have you been following along with our series about tending to your own Mom Heart?  Not only do we need to learn to tend to our group members’ hearts, but we need to first tend and fill our own heart so that we have something to give.  Find all the posts in the series here.Have you ever felt strongly convicted during prayer only to lose the fervor soon after?  Sometimes we hear God's voice or feel his prompting and we choose not to take a step on the path He has laid.francesco-gallarotti-2498Committing to prayer is vital; yet living out our faith and love for God also requires obedience. Obedience is the action point in our moment to moment lives. We must obey His will and His ways if we say we want to love Him with our whole heart.Flagged-172 (1)What do these verses teach you about the importance of obedience?

EXODUS 19:5 (NLT) "Now if you will obey me and keep my covenant, you will be my own special treasure from among all the peoples on earth; for all the earth belongs to me."DEUTERONOMY 11:1 (NLT) “You must love the LORD your God and obey all his requirements, decrees, regulations, and commands.”JOHN 14:23 (NLT) "Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.” 2 CORINTHIANS 10:5 We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ ."HEBREWS 13:7 (NLT) "Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith. "REVELATION 14:12 (NLT) "This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying his commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus. "

patrick-fore-26857Consider spending time this week quietly pondering what these scriptures mean for your life and Christian walk.  How can you exhort your Mom Heart group with these verses?