“Know and Obey”
When we obey God, we are sure we know Him. But if we claim to know Him and don’t obey Him, we are lying and the truth isn’t in our hearts. We truly love God only when we obey Him as we should, and then we know we belong to Him. If we say we are His, we must follow the example of Christ.--------1John 2:3-6
I believe this is the TRUE litmus test for KNOWING that you are a TRUE child of the Living God. When we are OBEDIENT to His will and ways, then we have the assurance that we belong to Him.
We TRULY love Him when we obey Him the way we are supposed to do. But if we say we KNOW Him and don’t OBEY Him then we lie and the TRUTH is not in us. We have then made our self to be a liar. But when we are OBEDIENT to Him we KNOW that we truly belong to Him.
If we claim to be His, we must strive to follow the example that Christ has set for us. We must ask ourselves, “What Would Jesus Do?” and then do those things we KNOW He would do and NOT do the things we KNOW He wouldn’t do. That is called, OBEDIENCE, and that is what is expected of each of God’s Children.
So if you claim to KNOW God, and to belong to Him, but are failing to DO what you KNOW He wants and expects you to do, then you are lying to yourself and the TRUTH is NOT in your HEART. And if you have not TRULY given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you do NOT belong to Him. However, you have the opportunity NOW to KNOW and OBEY Him by: CONFESSING your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and KNOW for sure that you belong to Him and be obedient to His will. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!