Sunday, April 19, 2009

Get Willing

Isaiah 1:19 says, “If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land”.

Notice the two things that God wants us to exhibit in our life... Obedience and Willingness. Both are important if we are going to receive God’s blessing in our life. See, you can be obedient in outward actions, but your heart so full of bad attitude that it exempts you from the blessings.

We can become unwilling because of rebellion, hurt, misunderstanding, fear, and a number of other reasons, but bottom line is, we need to deal with it, because it will take us out of His will. We can make excuse for our unwillingness, blaming others, blaming our circumstances, or even blaming God, but it always gets back to us. I have learned over the years that even if I can’t control the external environment; I am responsible for my internal environment, no matter what is happening around me, I am responsible for my heart and its condition... no one else... Some learn this lesson, some don’t...

Be willing and obedient to cast all your cares on the Lord; be willing and obedient to receive God’s best for your health, your family, and for your finances... Be willing and obedient and God will bless.

I like what God tells us to do in Joshua 1:6-9... “Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” 

As you meditate the Word you’ll find your heart getting stronger and more willing to obey,,, and then your on your way...

Peace, Karl