“The Spirit then lifted me up and took me away, and I went in bitterness and in the anger of my spirit, with the strong hand of the Lord on me.” Ezekiel 3:14.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Ezekiel 1-3, and Revelation 2.
Ezekiel didn’t want to go where God wanted him to go BUT under God’s influence he went anyway.
God knows best. Plain and simple. Our ways are often not His ways.
We go along and then invite God along. All backwards.
We must do whatever God wants us to do. Oftentimes that has a pleasant taste to it. A nice thing to do for someone else.
But there are other times when what He wants strikes us as unpleasant. Ask for forgiveness from someone who is unlikely to give forgiveness. Stop doing something that you’ve “always” done. Tough assignments for sure.
Ezekiel was going reluctantly BUT God had a good grip on him and away he went.
I must insist on such a grip for myself so that God gets me to where He wants me to go. I must insist that God prevents me from being where I shouldn’t be. If He is with me, a “bad” place will be a “good” place. My idea of a good place and His idea of a good place can be in direct opposition to each other.
I have God’s Holy Spirit within me. I must act accordingly. I can listen to Him. I can converse with Him. BUT what I CAN’T do is ignore His presence.
“Lord, You are in my midst. Hallelujah! Speak to me. Prick my conscience. Get me doing Your will any way You can. You know best and always will. Forgive me for ignoring You. I know better. You are my God. Thank You for that truth.”
Will you yield to Him and do whatever He wants you to do? The alternative is godlessness.