Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Obedience at all costs

I've been reading in the book of Ezekiel how the Lord was warning the Israelites of their impending destruction because of their disobedience. It's so easy to get caught up in all that wrath and think that's what God is all about. Judgement and wrath. He is. Yet, He's so much more!!!

The book was written by the prophet Ezekiel who was wholeheartedly, radically, sold out, obedient. Laid on his side for months - because God told him to. Did not speak unless God told him to. Did not grieve for the death of his wife because God told him not to. WOW! That's what I'm talkin' about! Now that's some serious obedience! Am I that obedient? HARDLY!!! Do I want to be? From the depths of my soul I do!!! I want the Lord to be proud of me. I want the Lord to say "You go girl!!!" (yes I believe He talks that way!!!)

I haven't blogged the last couple of days because my lupus is rearing up a bit and my hands have been hurting but today God said for me to talk about obedience and here I am. Sore fingers and all! Obedience at all costs...

I pray that you will have the courage to be obedient. It can be frightening but remember "Greater is He that is in YOU then he that is in the world!" With the Father's help "all things are possible". Even radical obedience!!! Step out...He's there holding your/my hand!!