What Must Change?

Hello precious Reader, It’s good to have you here again. I hope you were blessed by last week’s post. If you have not read it, just click here to take you directly to the post.

Now, whenever I say my post will be short, it ends up being longer than I want, so I’m not gonna say that today. So don’t worry about the length, as long as you will be blessed by God’s grace.

Isaiah 1:19-20 (KJV)
“If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.”

Have you ever thought of what must change in your life as you walk with Jesus on this earth?

What must change, your heart or your act?

Maybe you’ve thought of it and arrived at an answer. Let’s evaluate your conclusion according to the word… Is that OK?

We often times fall for the temptation of instructing new believers to do this and not this, to do that and not that, to lay hands on the sick, not to lie, not to steal, etc. We just consistently give them “commandments”. As good as this may be, as sincere as it may be, it is not the best method God has set to transform us from the moment we begin our walk with Him.

God is more interested in engaging the heart, in transforming the mind, in changing the very things that make up your personality than He is in laying down instructions for you to follow like He did with the Israelites.

Take a look at the scripture above, what does it say? It doesn’t say “if ye be obedient… But if ye rebel”, instead it factors, first, the condition of the heart… Willingness.

Let me take this paragraph to just state the purpose of this post. I want you to be interested in adopting the mindset of God, that way, grace is made available to obey. Submit yourself under the mighty hand of God by accepting and believing His word… It is a heart matter.

Jesus told a parable about two sons… Not the parable of the prodigal son… He told how the father went to them and told them to do something… This happened with one of the sons

Matthew 21:29 (KJV)
“He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.”

Pay attention to the word “Repented“. It is important that you repent before going on to do anything God has told you to do.

Your heart can’t be against the ideas of God and you think because you obey Him nonetheless, you will have the joy of your salvation. For it is only they that are first willing then obedient that will eat the benefit of the land- the kingdom of our God.

I hear people ask if there would be any regrets if you found out you could still make heaven after indulging the flesh in every way including sexual perversions but you didn’t.

Listen, it’s not exactly about the doing, it’s your perception of it. If you desire it and think it’s pleasant and good for you, even if you’ve not done it, you are still evil… “Their thoughts are consistently evil” The Bible says.

Listen to this… It is with your WILL that you serve.

Let me say again brethren and maybe I’ll bring today’s post to a close. When you believe God’s ideas, when you accept His thoughts, when you submit to His judgments concerning life and how it should be lived, you will enjoy the grace of God.

Listen when you target your heart and mind with the word and not just your acts, you will live. If you don’t, no matter how long you “pretend” to obey for, what you esteem in your heart will find it way out. Hence the scriptures say guard your heart with all diligence because your decisions and actions are influenced by its store house.

Let’s look at this scripture as we round off.

Romans 12:2 (KJV)
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

As you walk with God, let your heart be the one under tutelage, your act will definitely fall in line.

God bless you.

I’d really appreciate your comment, likes and shares.

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