Guest Post with Lindy Conant-Cofer: Practicing Obedience
Jesus is the King of Kings, yet He is not a king who desired fame, wealth or riches on the earth. Jesus is like none other because he is a servant King. He came to serve and not be served. Jesus, as the servant King, walked in great humility and obedience. We see in Philippians 2:8…
“…And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
When I surrendered my life to Christ, the Bible came alive like never before. It felt like a constant well of truth and revelation was coming off the pages of a book I had known about my entire life. There was one topic in particular that captured my heart every time I read about it. It was the topic of obedience. For so long I associated obedience with perfectionism, performance and doing what someone said for their approval. Let’s just say freedom would have been the last thing I would have ever associated obedience with.
But that changed in a moment when I understood that our obedience to Christ is not just a good idea, but an expression of our love to Him. Surrender and obedience lead us to freedom and abundant life in Christ. Loving and obeying the words Jesus gives us is the way of LIFE. He doesn’t give us commands to leave us wandering, but to lead us! That doesn’t mean it won’t be costly or perfect, but it DOES always produce eternal joy! We can love Jesus with our “yes” and with our “obedience.”
We see this described in Romans 12:1-2…
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Our worship to God is more than just words or a song we can sing, it’s our whole life! It’s our everything! It’s responding to His great love as a living sacrifice saying, “You can have it all, I love you!”
Where is God calling you into greater depths of surrender and obedience? Or maybe you are wondering where to even start! Start by opening The Word and letting every word Jesus spoke sink into your heart. We are the generation that will love Jesus with our “yes” and our “obedience,” not to earn His love, but from a place of knowing His love!
About the Author
Lindy Conant-Cofer is a worship leader and singer/songwriter based in Southern California. She is a part of the Circuit Rider movement that was launched out of YWAM Kona. Lindy has a passion to see this generation activated in love of God. With a zeal to see the gospel go forward, she began to write songs that she felt captured this part of the Lord's heart.