Today may we be so in LOVE with Jesus that we are earnestly hungering for His word, reading it, praying, and praising Him no matter what is happening around us. How beautiful it is to be this in LOVE with JESUS!
BUILDING ON THE ROCK
by David Wilkerson
“Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will
liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock” (Matthew 7:24).
Beloved, you are not building on the rock if you need a preacher to thunder at
you to obey God — if you need a set of do’s and don’ts. You don’t need a book
of rules, you need a passionate love for Jesus. You need to be so in love with
Him that you know what pleases Him.
The more you love Him, the easier it is to serve and obey Him. You will no
longer care what the world says about you. You can answer, “I’ve heard from my
Father and I’m doing the good pleasure of His heart!”
When your heart is enraptured with Jesus, such obedience naturally flows out.
You won’t have to constantly go before the Lord, crying, “Oh, God, break the
power of the devil over me!” All those chains will begin to fall off as you get
to know His heart!
Are you in love with Jesus? If your answer is yes, then I have several
questions for you: How can you go throughout the week without spending time in
His Word? How can you not yearn to get alone with Him in prayer? How can you
not have a time of love talk with your Father, praising and worshiping Him,
seeking to learn what pleases Him? These are foundational to obedience.
Jesus tells us, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that
loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love
him, and will manifest myself to him” (John 14:21). What an incredible promise
— all based on an obedience of love.
Search the gospels and get to know Jesus’ words as recorded in Matthew 5-7,
beginning with the Sermon on the Mount. As you learn His words, do them! God’s
commandments are not grievous; they are not a heavy burden laid upon us. On the
contrary, obeying them becomes easier the more you grow to love Him.
That is building your house upon the rock! Then, when the storm comes, you can
stand unafraid. Nothing will move you because you are walking in loving,
pleasing obedience to the Father.