A Willing Heart

We live in a world of instant gratification and rudeness. People believe that they have the right to treat other people anyway that they please, but if someone else treats them bad, they become angry and even ruder. They don’t want to see where they are in the wrong. They want others to accept them as they are, but they don’t want to learn, to change, or to grow.

They don’t have willing hearts. They have hearts of stone.

And a willing heart is essential to learning to live saturated in Christ. It is only in being willing to learn, change, and grow that transformation happens.

A willing heart recognizes that she is not perfect.
A willing heart recognizes that she sins.
A willing heart recognizes that she needs to change.
A willing heart recognizes that she is not able to change on her own.
A willing heart recognizes that she needs a savior.
A willing heart recognizes that she needs Christ and that Christ alone can meet her needs.
A willing heart is responsive to Christ when He calls her.
A willing heart is tender and soft.
A willing heart is kind and loving.

Do you have a willing heart? Do you recognize that you are a sinner and that you need a savior?

4 Comment

  1. saw “barn princess” and had to stop by. glad i did. that verse is one of my favorites – and it defines a willing heart so well… tender, responsive. another word i sometimes use is teachable!

    thanks for sharing today!

    1. Thank you, Richelle!

  2. It is such a great oxymoron; we need a soft willing heart to please the Lord, but only His power can change our hard, stubborn, foolish hearts. ” By grace we are saved, a gift, that no man should boast..”, thanks for wonderful food for thought. Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia

    1. Cynthia, you are right that it is a great oxymoron. We can’t have that type of heart without Him and yet we need that willing heart to truly follow him.

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