musings of a hopefilled soul

Obedience

C. S. Lewis About Obedience “[To have Faith in Christ] means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.” 
Don’t you love CS Lewis?
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Comments on: "Obedience" (4)

  1. Yes I do! And thank you for sharing his incredible wisdom with us all here.

  2. He was a man of profound wisdom who is still reaching people today. Thanks for the comments.

  3. Thank you for your post. I want to follow future posts and be inspired by you the way CS Lewis and GinaV inspire me (don’t you love being compared with Lewis? He is an amazing thinker!). I have a CS Lewis Journal with daily quotes from his various sources – to which I respond at the start of most of my days. Today’s thought from him was from his May 1951 letter to Mary Van Deusen: “There are two kinds of love; we love wise and kind and beautiful people because we need them, but we love (or try to love) stupid and disagreeable people because they need us. This second kind of love is the more divine because that is how God loves us; not because we are loveable but because He is love, not because he needs to receive, but because He delights to give.” Ah, yes… and therefore, Mr. Rad Change, WE delight to give!! Thank you for giving me some wonderful thoughts on obedience today and reminding me to get up there in my sanctuary and spend time with God and Jesus and the Holy Spirit and CS Lewis! ;o) Now I am gonna get movin’!!

    • Great quote on love! Spending time with our awesome God is something we all need to do more often. Have Blessed day in His presence.

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