Immovable yet Movable
“Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no longer” (Deuteronomy 10.16 NKJV).
Spiritual growth is a choice. A person can be surrounded by the best Christian resources, people and experiences; but unless that person’s heart is circumcised and his neck pliable, he will not mature. In order to be circumcised, a man must stay absolutely still for the procedure to be performed properly. God wants to trim our hearts of sin, selfishness and pride; but when we are not disciplined to stand firm, we indirectly shake His hand away. God has given us many commandments in the Bible, and if we remain immovable in them, He is able to shape us into the awesome image of Christ. Also, we must ensure that our necks are not stiff. When farmers plowed their fields, they couldn’t used stiff-necked oxen. These obstinate oxen could not be led; therefore, they could not be trained and used. God wants to lead us into His best. He wants to train us up as Christian leaders. However, if we are not humble, we will be stubbornly stuck in our sin, selfishness and pride. If we allow God to guide and move us, we will walk in victory in His favor and grace. Christians have the choice to stay immovable in God’s Word but movable in God’s Will, so they will experience amazing spiritual growth and be used as a powerful tool for God’s kingdom.