Mar 20, 2017
A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while
He walked alongside us. Our website
- Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm
your host Richard Agee.
- What happens when you ignore the boss? You might never see the
boss in a large corporation, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore
what he says. You job will be on the line if you do. So how does
that relate to our spiritual life?
- John 12:44-50
- Jesus (crying out before the
people): Anyone who believes in Me is not
placing his faith in Me, but in the One who sent Me here. If one
sees Me, he sees the One who sent Me. I am here to bring light in
this world, freeing everyone who believes in Me from the darkness
that blinds him. If anyone listening to My teachings
chooses to ignore them, so be it: I have come to liberate the
world, not to judge it. However, those who reject Me and My
teachings will be judged: in the last day, My words will be their
judge because I am not speaking of My own volition and
from My own authority. The Father who sent Me has commanded Me what
to say and speak. I know His command is eternal life, so every word
I utter originates in Him.
- As I’ve mentioned several times during my podcasts, I served in
the Army for thirty years.
- Armed Forces are part of the Executive Branch of the government
under the Constitution
- Keep the borders of our nation safe and prosecute conflicts
directed by the President and approved by Congress
- President is the Commander-in-Chief, the boss
- Served under six: Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton,
- Met Rosalynn Carter and George W. Bush, but never met any of
the other presidents or their wives before or after they were in
- Why bring that up?
- All of those presidents who a lot of Executive Orders that
applied to service members
- Many of those Executive Orders affected our behavior, what we
could or could not do both in battle and in peacetime
- Ignoring or disobeying any of those orders could mean stiff
administrative actions, discharge, hefty fines or imprisonment
- I had to obey all those orders yet I only saw one of those
Commanders-in-Chief in person and that was during the Army’s
response to Hurricane Katrina and then only long enough for
President Bush to shake my hand and say, “Keep up the good work,
Colonel Agee.” The same thing he said to several others crowded in
that room with him that day.
- We obey our bosses who we may never see
- Why is it so hard to obey the God who loves us so much He came
to earth in the flesh to live with us?
- Why is it so hard to listen to what He says and understand His
commands are for our good?
- Why can we not figure out that failing to obey God carries
consequences far worse than failing to obey an earthly
- Time to meditate on just Who we should listen to now isn’t
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Little Walk with God."