Sunday, July 25, 2010

A Wish Becomes a Command!

“You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men.”

Mark 7:8

Traditions are more powerful than laws.   Laws can be changed by a vote of the ruling body.  Traditions take years to change and even then it is hard.  We have an allegiance to traditions that we never develop when it comes to  laws.  Traditions are the result of  powerful relationships that control us with an almost irresistible peer pressure.

It is easy to let go of the commands of God when God’s place in your life is small.  The one who has first place in your life is the one whose commands you obey without hesitation.  “Your wish is my command” is the essence of discipleship.

The way to repentance when it comes to the traditions of men is simple.  Release your heart to be engulfed by the Love of God.  Let Him become everything to you, suddenly and today!  Make no place for anything in your life that even peripherally diminishes your relationship with God. Ignore it, crucify it and completely remove it from your thinking.  Let your Love of God become everything you think about and act upon.

Then you will see that His wish has become your command!