God reminded me this week of the power of my words – not only to others – but to Christ.
Recently, I asked someone to do something. They agreed, but when the time came for them to close the deal, their response was, “Oh. I thought you were kidding.”
How many times have I done the same to God? I’ve told Him I would…
follow Him anywhere;
do anything He wants me to do;
pay any price.
Then, He asks me to…
do something uncomfortable,
or outwardly foolish,
My palms sweat, and my heart pounds. I hope He is kidding, but it turns out, I’m the one kidding myself.
Lord, help me to heed whatever Your call. Help me obey with abandon. Change my heart into one that delights in service to You whatever the cost. Help to remember our covenant is real and binding with eternal consequences both for myself and others. Let my “yes” really be yes.
You are wise.