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Obedience

Teresa's dream

[Jesus'] mother told the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."
John 2:5

Teresa was a single mom with a dream. All her life people had told her that she was an entrepreneur. As a little girl she played store, ran the lemonade stand on the block, and organized the other children to play her games. Her dream was to start a business that would fulfill her gifting, help her support her children, and touch the lives of people in both redemptive and creative ways.

Teresa faced numerous obstacles. She was committed to the spiritual, moral, and intellectual development of her children. She felt she needed to be fiscally responsible with her funds. And single moms with two children often find it difficult to get the financing they need to start a new business. She was convinced her plan was from God, and yet to implement it in obedience to him would not be easy.

Teresa faced the same tension David encountered in 2 Samuel 8. He had become king of a conquered nation, and therefore, he fought battle after ...

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