October 9th, 2016
2 Chronicles 31:1-10. 20-21
I suspect almost everyone has done some task or duty halfheartedly at least once in their life. Perhaps it was in childhood when your parents asked you to clean your room. Rather than actually clean, you may have just pushed stuff into the closet or under the bed so that things would appear clean when, in actuality, they were not. The problem with the approach we might have taken as a child is that we are not really interested in a clean room; we just want to appease a request made by our parents. It leads to halfhearted obedience.
It’s possible to live a “quasi-Christian” life halfheartedly. You might be going through the motions because someone placed expectations on you and it is defining your life.
The true prospering of our lives begins when we walk not just in semi-obedience but with the totality of our heart toward God. When our hearts are so moved by God, in part for what He has done for us, we are willing to do whatever we can to please Him, and it actually becomes pleasing for us.
Author: Gary Huff