God is not “high maintenance.” He is not touchy—sulking and withdrawing from us when we don’t do exactly as He wishes. Some people use this as a way to manipulate others. I’ve had a few friends like that. It always made me feel insecure, like I needed to do something to regain the offended person’s love and approval. It’s a way of controlling people. We don’t have to “tip toe” around God to stay in His good graces.
On October 28th I will have been a Christ follower 56 years. Boy, that makes me feel old. The following is the story of how I came to be a believer at the age of 14. God has been faithful to me for over a half century, and I'm so grateful that He knew who I was before He even created the earth. He had a plan for my life, and since I'm still living, He's still working it out. I can attest to God's never-ending love. I love Him because He first loved me.
There’s something about the word “obedience” that has always made the muscles in my neck knot up. Why? Well, partly because obedience implies there are “rules” to be kept. “Wow,” you say. “She must be a real rebel if the mere mention of rules sends her to the chiropractor.”