God Wants A Willing Heart, Not A Stubborn One That Needs A Bridle

Don't be like a horse that needs a harness to obey.

Don’t be like a horse that needs a harness to obey.

When we come into a relationship with God, when we become friends with Him, our hearts and attitudes should change. We should want to be purified of wrong habits and thoughts. We should want to be made like Him so our hearts respond to Him easily.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye. Do not be like the horse or like the mule, which have no understanding, which must be harnessed with bit and bridle, else they will not come near you. (Ps 32:8-9)

God doesn’t want to strong-arm us to do things. We shouldn’t be stubborn or require a harness and bit to know what He wants. That attitude says that you don’t care. That you’ll only do for Him what He makes you do.

Rather, God wants you to be watching Him. That’s a willing heart, eager to see what His will is. That’s a heart that God can trust, like a Joseph, the faithful servant who was given full responsibility over a house, then a kingdom.

Sit with the Lord. Quiet your spirit and listen with your heart. Where’s He looking? Where is He directing you? Let Him trust you to be a good and faithful servant.

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