Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Obedience is the only path that leads to the glory of God – not obedience instead of faith, nor obedience to supply the shortcomings of faith. No, faith’s obedience gives access to all the blessings our God has for us.Andrew Murray (With Christ in the School of Prayer)