"If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. He who does not love me will not obey my teaching." ~ John 14:23-24
My followers follow Me by obeying My commands. Obedience is also how My followers become My disciples. Teaching others to obey My commands is how My disciples make disciples of others. Obeying My teachings is how My true followers build their lives on rock instead of sand. Obeying My words is what distinguishes those who truly know Me from those who think they do but don't. And most important, obeying My commands and teachings is how My followers love the Father and Me. People who say they love Me but are apathetic toward My commands only deceive themselves. Child, to obey My commands you must know them. They are all contained in My words. Do you meditate on My words daily? Are you discovering My commands and keeping them? My commands not only reveal the Father's will, but they also empower you with the grace you need to do His will. Obeying My words is your gateway to intimacey with the Father and Me. Don't let anything keep you from My words.
"I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word." ~ John 17:6
:from "Jesus Speaks" ~ Steven K. Scott.