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If You Love Me, Obey Me

By Mo Mydlo

I woke up a little tied in knots emotionally. As I sat and prayed and studied this morning, I wrestled with God in prayer about a few things. I was worrying about our cow, and thinking, it’s time to get her feet trimmed with the ferrier. I was worrying about my kids. Yes they are all grown and three out of four of them are married and have adult lives of their own. But, I am still inclined to worry about them and I must place them in God’s hands daily. I was worrying about the tasks I have ahead of me today. The truth is, I sat down for study and prayer, heavy with cares.

Then, I read 1 John 5:2-3.

“This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out His commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep His commands...”

Right there I heard God say to me, “Mo, do you love me?” I replied like Peter did in the gospels. “Of course you know I love you Lord”.

“Then obey me Mo.”

Y’all… I knew He was talking about worry.

Worrying is sin. God has commanded us to “Not worry about anything. But in everything…. Pray.”

So…. When I worry. I’m in sin.

Oh y’all.

I don’t want to sin. So, once again, for about the seventy fifth billion time, I repent before Jesus. I say I’m sorry Lord. And I stand up from my Bible study chair and I walk into the day in peace.

Anxiety is a sin.

We need to call it that.

Otherwise we will keep doing it.

I hope my blatant honesty about my own messy, daily, love talks with Jesus, help you. That’s why I’m real.

God said “Be real, so others can heal.”

I love Him. So I must obey Him.

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