A Willing Heart


“If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority.” John 7:17


In John 7:17, Jesus teaches us that those who choose to follow God's will are guided by Him. They learn in the school of Christ, where obedience is taught and practiced. God's teachings aren't just for the mind; they touch the heart and shape our will.


The natural heart is hardheaded and is inclined to oppose to God's will and can lead us astray if we're not carefully asking the Holy Spirit to guide it. When we humble ourselves before God, He transforms us. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we must empty ourselves of pride and let Christ's love fill us. Ellen White is very clear on this;


“It is the wayward heart that has dragged down the faculties of the soul. All who would learn the science of salvation must be submissive students in the school of Christ, that the soul temple may be the abiding place of the most High. If we would learn of Christ, the soul must be emptied of all its proud possessions, that Christ may imprint His image on the soul....” OHC 105

When we truly understand Christ's sacrifice for us, our hearts overflow with gratitude. We long to share His love and serve others. This desire comes from the Holy Spirit working within us.


Our service to God is marked by loyalty and love. We don't just go through the motions; our hearts are genuinely touched. We can't contain our gratitude for God's goodness and compassion.


It's not enough to simply go along with the truth. We must let our hearts be moved by it. We must cooperate with the Holy Spirit and by His strength, strive to enter into God's presence wholeheartedly.


At the altar of God, we find true enlightenment. Let us open our hearts to His guidance and let His love shine through us.


  • How can I humble myself before God today?
  • Am I truly grateful for Christ's sacrifice?
  • How can I show love and loyalty in my service to God and others?

Prayer: Lord, help me to surrender my will to Yours. Fill me with gratitude for Your love and sacrifice. Guide me to serve You and others with a genuine heart. Amen.


Sulad Jhun Cardeinte writes from AIIAS Cavite, Philippines. His email address is acardeinte@aiias.edu

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Comments: 19
  • #1

    Lilibeth (Monday, 08 April 2024 17:32)

    I'm a SDA and I believe in God�

  • #2

    Tiffany huta (Monday, 08 April 2024 17:45)

    Really blessed with this message heip known how Jesus characters. Put seif must from my life

  • #3

    Merelyn (Monday, 08 April 2024 18:15)

    Thankyou GOD for this worth living message.

  • #4

    Jenny (Monday, 08 April 2024 18:41)

    A very very wonderful and powerful massage. I am blessed and I am changing my life as well.
    Thanks for sharing �

  • #5

    Shalifa (Monday, 08 April 2024 18:44)

    I have learnt that to have a willing heart .l have to understand the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ and I will be fullfil with the holy spirit and I will be enab to share the word of God to another.thank you so much for sharing with us AMEN

  • #6

    Vhovic Leonaedo (Monday, 08 April 2024 19:37)

    Im surrender my self to God.

  • #7

    Claves (Monday, 08 April 2024 19:44)

    I am grateful to have this words of inspiration today. It helps me heal my hurt felling. Thank you and Glory to God, more blessings to you and your family Pastor Jhun.�

  • #8

    Mathew Simiyu (Monday, 08 April 2024 21:56)


  • #9

    Enock (Monday, 08 April 2024 22:23)


  • #10

    Hesbon kihero (Monday, 08 April 2024 22:24)

    What an inspiring message that steer our soul to Christ's feet

  • #11

    Otieno (Monday, 08 April 2024 22:35)

    Now I know that l have to understand the Sacrifice of Jesus Christ and the holy spirit will be enable me to share the word of God.I'm so much grateful for sharing this with us AMEN �

  • #12

    Fred nyabuto (Monday, 08 April 2024 22:49)

    I am really blessed may God lead us in all curcumstances

  • #13

    Brian (Monday, 08 April 2024 22:56)

    Indeed God is love. He never leaves us in darkness. The message is clear that even a child can grasp . Indeed our hearts are inclined to evil and we need to surrender ourselves to God. I am learning each everyday from this messages from God through the servant of God. God continue to bless you. Many more will be blessed in preparation for the second advent.

  • #14

    Gina Ruth (Monday, 08 April 2024 23:07)

    Thank you GOD for this wonderful message,lam really bless...l need your holy spirit to give me strength to do your will..

  • #15

    Sonford (Monday, 08 April 2024 23:31)

    The heart is indeed hardheaded. There is need for personal surrender of our lives to Jesus and we will Obey His will.

  • #16

    Amanda (Tuesday, 09 April 2024 00:02)

    I am willing Lord, I surrender my whole life to you, I love You Lord, thank you for knocking at my door, please be with my husband and son that they too will totally surrender their lives to You. Amen

  • #17

    Pastor Goodluck (Tuesday, 09 April 2024 01:54)

    Quite interesting and inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us.

  • #18

    Alumita Sovatabua (Tuesday, 09 April 2024 06:04)

    Beautifully said !!
    No wonder .... the Holy Spirit inspired writings.

  • #19

    Simah (Thursday, 11 April 2024 07:15)

    Thank you I am blessed �