In the beginning, in the garden, what do you believe The Father most desired – obedience or relationship?

Is obedience all that God wanted? Is it possible to obey God yet not trust Him thus missing out on a relationship with Him? Can we trust without obeying?

Pondering this quote from Catherine Marshall in Beyond Ourselves

By giving humans freedom of will, the Creator has chosen to limit his own power. He risked the daring experiment of giving us the freedom to make good or bad decisions, to live decent or evil lives, because God does not want the forced obedience of slaves. Instead, he covets the voluntary love and obedience of sons who love him for himself.

Share your thoughts with me… I’d love to hear them.