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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘If you will walk in obedience to me and keep my requirements, then you will govern my house and have charge of my courts, and I will give you a place among these standing here.’”
The angel of the Lord gave Zechariah a vision, or dream, of Joshua, the priest in Zechariah’s day, being admonished by the Lord. The Lord spoke to Joshua as the one who held the spiritual reigns of the people of Jerusalem, Judah, and Israel while they were still scattered. He simply said, “Just obey Me and keep my requirements, and you can have anything you ask for.”
It didn’t really happen for the people of God back then at the time of Zechariah’s writing, and it doesn’t seem to be working right now from where I am writing. “Here’s What God Wants.” From the time of the above passage until now, the Lord has wanted us to obey Him and follow hard after Him because of the love we have for Him. He’s always wanted the love of His people to be the same as the love He has for His people. I suppose the best way to describe it would be to have a son or daughter that you loved with all of your heart walk away and wholeheartedly reject you and your love for them. I think that’s the way the Lord our God feels today. He’s not looking for radical, crazy followers. He’s just looking for hearts that are turned in His direction. Can we just love Him, and can we just follow after Him? That’s really “All God Wants.”
This AM, I’m here to tell You I’m all in. I’m here for You. I love You, and I want to follow after You. That’s it! That’s who I am. That’s what I want to do. Amen