The High Councilor's in our stake were assigned to speak on Obedience today. Pat spoke in Tracy ward, and later we attended our ward, and heard a similar talk. It's amazing how the Spirit can direct them to be basically on the same path, but have a few differences meant for the ward they speak in. Both talks were excellent; both made great points; and both had the Spirit with them.
I also loved the topic of Obedience. I am grateful that they talked about the fact that there are two types of obedience - faith, and blind. I also loved that we were taught that the best way to be obedient is to do so out of love rather than fear.
We came to earth to gain a body - check. We all have done that. We also came to prove ourselves - through our obedience to God's commandments - that is a work in progress. But, isn't it better to be obedient to God, our Father, because we love Him rather than because we fear Him?
I leave you with this quote from President Boyd K. Packer:
"We are not obedient because we are blind, we are obedient because we can see."
I am grateful for the principle of obedience, for the moral agency we enjoy, from a loving Father.