Make A Commitment To The Lord
A commitment is a promise to be dedicated to something. That something may be a person, an activity or any matter of things. Life is full of commitments. We commit to our jobs to work, at least 8 hours a day 5 days a week, and we do this week after week without fail. We commit to our churches, to attend regularly, to pay certain funds and to perform certain duties faithfully. We commit to our friends, our schools, our children, our spouses, our hopes and our dreams.
Think about how committed some of us are to our favorite sports teams. Never missing a game, either in person or on TV. Investing in our team because we are a die hard fan. Buying gear, making bets and even holding parties, purchasing all sorts of food, drinks and decorations. All because we are committed to our favorite team. We even commit to our boyfriends and girlfriends, who honestly we have no real commitment to.
We even commit to the smallest of things. For example we will buy a plant and commit to watering it and giving it sunshine. Of all the things we commit to in life, where is God on that list? Most of us have all these things we commit ourselves to but no real connection to God. We are faithful, loyal and dedicated to everything around us, even though these obligations restrict our freedoms. Think about it, we believe that committing our self to God would be too restricting but so is being committed to anything else.
I would like to encourage everyone to make a commitment to God. We commit to so many other things, why not commit to the most important thing in our lives. And it is actually really simple because committing to God is really just committing to yourself. For me this is committing to reading the Bible and praying. I may do this daily but you may only be able to commit to doing this once a week. This is going to set up your personal relationship with God. You set the pace, this is between you and Him. Just like any other relationship, they are all different. Don't compare your relationship with Him to anyone else's. Just stay steadfast in your commitment to Him.
Also when you pray make sure you take the time to listen. Listen to however he may respond to you. Seek your gifts and purpose. He has given us all spiritual gifts and He has a purpose for each of our lives. Being on this journey with Him and making this commitment is so rewarding, you will get more out of it than you will ever put into it. Which is more than I can say for the other things we commit ourselves to.
So in closing , if you haven't already, I am asking you to make a commitment to the Lord and take my word for it, you will not regret it.
Proverbs 16:3 3Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Psalm 37:5 5Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Romans 12:1-21 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. (Read More...) e...) - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service. (Read Mor Romans 12:1-21 - I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.
2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think [of himself] more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, [being] many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, [let us prophesy] according to the proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, [let us wait] on [our] ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, [let him do it] with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 [Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16 [Be] of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but [rather] give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance [is] mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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