As a little girl, I wanted to do what was right. I wanted to follow the rules and honor my parents. As an adult, the same is now true of my Heavenly Father. I genuinely want to do what’s right in His eyes. I also understand now that peace follows obedience. Not only is my Father delighted by my submission, but it brings me joy to choose His way over my own. The flip side of this is, I’m not perfect. Thankfully my relationship with Him isn’t based on performance and rules but love. When I miss the mark, I still get to experience joy through reconciliation and His unconditional love for me. So, no matter how you flip the coin, joy is waiting on the other side.
Father, thank you for showing me the way. Thank you for the joy I find in serving you. Thank you for catching me when I fall. Help me to honor you with my life. In Jesus’ name, amen.