Gina here :: Since yesterday I shared a list of Christian authors who write for the ABA market or both ABA and CBA, I thought it was fitting to have one of them, my friend and mentor Laurie Alice Eakes, to share a devotional. The verse she chose to add just so happens to be in my Top 5 favorite verses.
Softening to God’s Perfection
by Laurie Alice Eakes“I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God.” ~Ezekiel 11:19-20
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But not that year.
Until I sliced through with the pie cutter. Or better yet, until I tried to slice into it with the pie cutter.
The edge met resistance, where it should have glided in like the proverbial knife through warm butter. For some reason, the apples hadn’t soften as they baked in a 450 degree oven for 50 minutes.
Too often, our relationship with God is like that disastrous pie.
We look perfect.
We have even been tested in the heat of life.
But at our heart, we are hard-hearted, resisting His attempts to slice down to our core, to soften us to His will.
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Are there places in your heart that are hardened against God's will to make you wholly His?
She is an active member of RWA and ACFW, and started the Avalon Authors group blog. A graduate of the Seton Hill University Master of Arts Degree in Writing Popular Fiction, And a Bachelor of Arts graduate in English and French from Asbury College, she is an experienced speaker, and has made presentations at local and national RWA conferences, as well as local universities and libraries.
Until recently, she lived in Northern Virginia, then her husband’s law career took them and their dogs and cats, to southern Texas, where she writes fultime and enjoys the beach whenever possible.
You can find her web site at: http://www.lauriealiceeakes.com/