Daily Devotional
Where Do You Need to Obey?

“By faith he [Abraham] dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.”

Hebrews 11:9

Ponder This

I am sometimes asked by young pastors about the approach they should have when taking a position at a new church. Here is what I tell them: “When you go to a church, you must be able to do two things: number one, you must be prepared to spend the rest of your life there, and number two, you must be ready to leave in the next 15 minutes.” Both are true. You can’t only say, “Lord, I’m building a nest.” You need to pray, “Lord, if I’m building a nest, put a thorn in it. I am ready to go.” Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus. God gives you the choice. If you do not obey what you know, don’t ask God for more light. God is not going to give it to you.

Are you having a faith problem? If you’re having a faith problem, you’re probably really having an obedience problem. Is there a confession that you need to make? Is there restitution that you need to perform? Is there a gift you need to give? Is there a testimony you need to offer? Is there a place you need to go? Obey! Do you want faith? First, you must hear from God, but then you must obey God.

  • Where is God currently calling you to obey Him?
  • How will you respond this week?

Practice This

Take concrete steps toward obeying God in whatever way He has called you this week.


Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.