We just have to be obedient for today; that is all we are accountable for. Each minute asking God to give us grace to make the right choices. Each right decision builds on the one before it. Soon, godly habits are formed and a life that honors God is the result. To finish the race -by and because of His great grace. To walk in His embrace and love because He first loved us. It's not complex; the walk of obedience is quite simple.
Easy however? I would not necessarily describe it as easy...unless we daily know His love, His power, His inheritance (that's available to us this minute-today!!! Incredibly enough!!) and not just know it in our heads BUT access it with our lives through prayer. No life will ever be the same when we learn to live with our full access pass to "every spiritual blessing in heavenly places" like Ephesians says. There's no time like now to obey, gain access, and walk in the divine enablement He created us to walk in.
Let's be the divine appointment He has called us to be, live as He's called us to live today, and "redeem" (properly use) the time we've been given to make His heart known today in our homes and to our world. Like one wall in Bend says, "All we have is now." As far as obeying, that is as far as you can take it. Obedience now produces a life of great grace and an eternity laden with mind-blowing blessings.
Shanda Harris is a lover of Jesus, dedicated wife, mother of 6 and the Women's Pastor at Epikos Church in Bend, Oregon.