Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Responsiveness
JOHN SHIRK – To be responsive is to react quickly and positively. Being responsive to God means that we are eager to say “Yes, Lord” to His plan for our lives.
In Second Chronicles 34, King Josiah was broken in spirit because of his awareness that his fathers had not kept the word of the LORD. He concluded that the LORD’s anger against His people was great.
Word came back to him through a prophetess: “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says concerning the words you heard: Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before God when you heard what was spoken against this place and its people, and because you humbled yourself before me and tore your robes and wept in my presence, I have heard you,” declares the LORD. Josiah was assured that he would not see disaster in his lifetime. With responsiveness to God’s voice, we are sensitive to His will, humbled in His presence, and eager to obey His words.
Responsiveness is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.