Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hardheaded and Stubborn...

September 29, 2011

Ezekiel 3:7 But the house of Israe will not be willing to listen to you, for they are not wiling to listen to me: because all of the house of Israel have a hard forehead and a stubborn heart

Are we hardheaded and stubborn; do we only want things to go our way and no other? Are we willing to obey only so long as we get what we think we should out of a situation? In other word, are we putting conditions on our wiliness to obey? I’m learning much about being willing, and most of what I have learned is that being willing is a lot like having peace. Peace is not connected to our circumstances; rather, peace is something we have despite them. We have peace because we know God is in control and Christ resides in us. Being willing is like that; we aren’t willing just because we want a certain outcome. Or we aren’t willing in order to get a certain outcome. We are willing because God is in control and Christ resides in us.

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