"Fixed Intent" to do God's Will


Obedience to God's word is foundational to a life of spiritual formation.  That is easy to say but it's where 'the rubber meets the road' the reality of our faith.The Message puts it this way in James 2:14-15 'Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it?'  John Wesley refers to a 'fixed intent to do God's will'.  I am often so half-hearted about my intent. I want to do his will as long as it is convenient and easy, doesn't require much pain or difficulty and of course it makes me look spiritual.  But 'fixed intent' is much more substantial, primary and basic to obedience.  It is not about feeling it in the moment but a deep longing and desire to follow God's will and direction for my life.

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