Ready For God?

TIME FOR ANOTHER UPDATE!!! And it is a song that got me thinking… (go figure…) We are in prayer today, and while listening to Steve’s mix, the song “Ready For You” by Kutless came on, and God just spoke to me. He looked at me and asked “are you ready?” And at once I was like YES! But the he said “are you sure you are ready?” and I was like “… yes… I guess… I don’t know…” And it got me thinking. Why do we answer yes when we don’t really know. When God asks if we are ready for something, why do we answer without checking our heart? Here God asked if I was ready, and without actually checking my heart to see if I was, I said yes. This is so dangerous because if we tell God we are ready, he will begin, but if we aren’t ready, it could be so much harder than it should or needs to be. This goes with this theme I have been thinking on for a long time about how sometimes we give the answer we think people want to hear, rather than the answer we should give. The one I have been talking on for a while is when someone asks “how are you?” we just give the socially acceptable answer “good”. But how much would it rock our world if we were all honest? “I’m not having the best day today, this and that are going on, but I am pushing through.” Try it, give someone who is just expecting a socially acceptable answer a real one, and watch their reaction. Or how about don’t say to someone “have a good day” if you don’t really mean it? Why would we waste words on something we really don’t mean? If you don’t mean it, don’t say it. Make your heart ready for God. (Lyrics to the song are below if you want to read them…)
Humbly His,
~ Joel

Lord, You take my heart away with Your love
and I am willing to put on my faith in Your plan.

Come and take my life.
Make my soul refreshed in truth now.

I am ready for You.
Take my heart and make me new now.
I am ready for You
to come and fill my soul.

Cleanse all of my mind that is not of You.
Break me, teaching me how to find rest in Your hands.

Come and take my life.
Make my soul refreshed in truth now.

I am ready for You.
Take my heart and make me new now.
I am ready for You
to come and fill my soul.
To come and fill my soul.

Whatever it takes,
I’m needing to make Your will be done
and I’m letting go of my control,
for I see what You’ve done in me.

I am ready for You.
Take my heart and make me new now.
I am ready for You
to come and fill my soul.
~ “Ready For You” by Kutless

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2 comments on “Ready For God?

  1. I think when we respond that we’re ready, more often than not it’s a choice. I usually don’t feel ready for whatever it is God wants to do, but I choose to be ready, trusting that He knows me better than I know myself, and that His timing is perfect. If He’s ready, I’m ready.

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