Sunday 19 September 2021

Devotional Tea 46: Are You Willing And Obedient?

Scripture: 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. 

Obedience may have its uses, but it is no substitute for willing, uncoerced cooperation. ― Eleanor Roosevelt.
When God asks something of us, He requires complete obedience. He requires that we not only be obedient but that we are also willing. He requires that we take full ownership of the mandate. We need to run with the mandate as though it were ours. Anything short of this might as well be called disobedience.

That was where Eve missed it. That was where the young prophet missed it. That was where Saul missed it. They all did not take full ownership of the mandate given. They were disobedience looking for where to happen. And, as sure as sure is, they happened. Their hearts were not in obedience. Hence, it was so easy to dissuade them.

What mandate do you have from the Lord? Have you taken ownership? Or, are you looking for some excuse to avoid it? God’s demand is always “ALL.” Anything short is not good enough. You either go all the way in obedience, or you might as well enjoy yourself in disobedience. The choice is yours to make. There is no use deceiving your own very self. If God is God then serve Him as same. If not, go serve your god. The choice is yours to make. What you get is predicated on the choice you make.

Who will you choose today?

© 2015 Akin Akinbodunse.

Further Reading: Genesis 3:1-7; 1 Kings 13:1-32; 1 Samuel 15.

Prayer: Lord, I choose you.

Devotional Tea 45: You Have a Future.

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