We must respond sensitively to the word and will of God. However, most believers, who have believed in Jesus for a long time, are indifferent to the word of God and have passed into a chronic state. If they don’t change their mind, even though a pastor preaches and visits them, the Lord will not use them. Because of indifference, if you think the sermon is good or special, God also does not care for you. It’s so dreadful. God uses people who respond sensitively to His word. God uses people who respond immediately to His will and the providence of heaven because they are sensitive. When God told Mary to give birth a son, if she was unresponsive, would He use her? The angel answered, “the Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Mist High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God….For nothing is impossible with God.”(Luke 1:35-37) When the angel told her the will of God, Mary said, “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.”(Luke1:39) When she heard about the will of God, she agreed to God, and was used to have the Son of God. She was used to fulfill the divine providence when she was sensitive to the work of God and was obedient to God. Many people who do not respond to the work of God while being lazy, tired and unconcerned. Although you say that you believe in Jesus, if you don’t respond to the word of God and think it has nothing to do with you, it is miserable. This kind of thought is the greatest enemy while leading your faith of life. When you don’t act according to the word of God, it is because you don’t have spiritual power. Those who have spiritual power surely move when God is going to use them. You have to be a disciple of Jesus Christ who enjoys blessings while being used by God by obeying immediately.
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #459 (Nov 14, 2015)