Change and the Crossroad

In the words of David, “…Keep your mouth shut and let your heart do the talking…” (Psalm 4:4).

While proclaiming the Kingdom of God John the Baptist stated, “Change your life God’s kingdom is here.” (Matthew 3:2).  John went on to say, “It’s your life that must change not your skin.” (Matthew 3:8).

At the center is the heart.  It’s easy to talk about what I believe – it’s another thing to live it.  A new heart will produce a life of change.  That change will always start internally before it spreads to others. 

Sometimes that’s hard for me to do.  Especially these past few weeks.  I have so much inside me that wants and desires to live for God – I wish I had the words to convey the desires of my heart.  Yet the conflict I have been experiencing has been strong.  For me the conflict I have been experiencing has been at a “crisis level” which has produced much frustration. 

He brings us to the place where He asks us to be our utmost for Him and we begin to debate. He then providentially produces a crisis where we have to decide— for or against. That moment becomes a great crossroads in our lives. If a crisis has come to you on any front, surrender your will to Jesus absolutely and irrevocably.  (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, January 1).

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