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Obedience: Week 3 - Devotion 1

Find a sticky note, or small piece of paper and a piece of gum. Pop the gum in your mouth and chew it. As you chomp on your gum think for a moment about how you have been a slave to sin. 

When you think of your friends, television shows, or your habits on the Internet, are you still “stuck” as a slave to two masters? Are you trying to serve God, but still serve yourself through your disobedience to God’s ways?

As you chew, ask the Lord to help you make different choices that will bring you closer to Him, tell Him that it is only through His power you can overcome and serve only Jesus. When you’re done put the gum on the paper. Set the paper out on your dresser or, bathroom counter. That’s right. Keep an old piece of gum hanging around for a few days. 

Yes, it's a little weird. But that's the point. See, our world is so fast-paced that it's easy to forget things we're trying to focus on. So, you have to shock your brain a little bit sometimes. Seeing a random, chewed-up piece of gum won't be something you pass over. And it will help remind you to thank the Lord you are now free to obey Him alone.

Emily Traylor