Lately, for some reason, I have been very obedient. It has surprisingly become a joy to get out of bed early when God says “now, get up.”
And, whether it is the cause or the effect, it seems to correspond with finally feeling free from my old chains of vice and guilt. Maybe I finally believe I have been bought by a new master.
And I think I feel more fully man, now, than I ever have.
It makes me think of an obedient dog. Good dogs sit when their master says, “Now, sit.” They simply trust their master and obey.
And we all know that it is these obedient dogs that can best be commissioned for a bigger purpose, like leading the blind, seeking the lost, or sniffing out the poisons of our culture.
Although I’ve seen God turn my failings into good things, maybe it is when we learn to humbly and quickly obey that we are most ready for God to use us for a purpose bigger than our selves. . .
And I think I see now, that our selves will become bigger in the obeying. Trust and obey. Trust and obey.