Wholehearted Obedience Part 1 of 2
Psalms 119:10 talks about obeying God wholeheartedly. If someone were to ask you if you followed and obeyed God with your whole heart, you’d probably answer yes. It’s easy for us to answer yes. But, can we honestly say that we obey God wholeheartedly? Do we make God’s preferences our preferences? Do we compromise in small areas of our lives? When we feel a little conviciton from the Holy Spirit about something, do we push it to the back of our minds and do it anyway? The answers to these questions could determine whether we obey God wholeheartedly or not.
So, maybe we’ve done a self examination and determined that we don’t obey God wholeheartedly. Now what? I believe it starts with the small things. Many of us simply blow over the small things and deem them to be “no big deal” However, the small things add up to big things. Song of Solomon 2:15 says “Catch us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.” The little things that we overlook are the ones that can ruin our spiritual fruit. God may want to bless us and promote us in something but because we are disobedient in the smaller areas, He won’t do it.
When we start obeying God in the smaller areas of our lives, we are preparing to be obedient in the larger areas. It’s like a spiritual training camp. Luke 16:10 says “He who is faithful in what is least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in what is least is unjust also in much.”
…to be continued
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