““But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” Luke 6:46
I know what you told me but…
Hope you don’t mind if I’m transparent with you. I was progressing through the morning one day not with the utmost confidence mind you when the Lord shined His light on my heart and showed me this. I had started thinking about doing something and even started taking some action in that direction when He reminded me what He had told me just a few days before. Now there I was starting to go down a different pathway. The pathway of flesh. Of self. Of me me me. Of my comfort and peace of mind. Of what I wanted. Of satisfying my fleshly desire. It was as though I was saying to God, “I know what you told me but….”
But what? But I’m going to do it my way. I’m going to go against you. My way is better. I want to do things the way I want to do things. Yes, I heard you God. But. But you don’t know what’s best for me. I do.
PRIDE! PRIDE! PRIDE! PRIDE! Sin! Sin! Sin! Sin!
Sound familiar? Sometimes we clearly hear God. We clearly know what He wants. We clearly understand His will. We may even clearly start out on the right pathway. Then all of a sudden we find ourselves turning down a different path. Even though we knew in the first place the right way to go. God’s way. And now we’re clearly going the wrong way. In our pride. In our sin. All of it. Whatever sin we’ve allowed to fill our hearts and lives. We’re veering off God’s narrow pathway.
My friend, the Spirit of God convicted me that morning for one sole reason. Repentance. I needed to turn back to Him. To trust in Him. To obey Him. To let go of what I was thinking. Of what I had started down the wrong pathway of doing. And renew my resolve to follow Jesus in all things. Yes, in ALL THINGS. Big things. Little things. Everything in between things. In ALL THING loving and obeying God!
I know what you told me but –
Know what it should be?
I know what you told me AND. Yes, AND!
I know what you told me, LORD, AND I will humbly lovingly submissively reverently faithfully devotedly OBEY YOU. For you are Lord, Father! For you are King, Jesus! For you will reign forevermore! And I know what you told me. And I will do it because you are God and I am yours. AMEN!