Image credit: designpics / 123RF Stock Photo Blessed are those whose lives have integrity, those who follow the teachings of the Lord. Blessed are those who obey his written instructions. They wholeheartedly search for him. I pray that my ways may become firmly established so that I can obey your laws. I will give thanks to you as I learn your regulations, which are based on your righteousness. (Psalm 119:1, 2, 5, 7 GWT)

The key to obedience is surrender, neither will nor effort on our part. As we seek Him, He extends His kindness to us. We respond to His goodness and keep seeking Him out. The more we know Him and His goodness, the more we understand the value of obedience and surrender our heart to Him. ©Word-Strong_2013