PrayerConnect for March 8, 2016

Commitment

We all have something or someone vying for our time and attention. With limited time and resources, we must prioritize in order to optimize, and get the most out of what we have. That is, if we are to be productive. This is true in both physical and spiritual realms. If we want to please God, we must have faith, which is the beginning of our relationship with Him, but we must also be committed. It is easy for us to say we believe in God. Faith should lead to more than words. Faith is an action word. If we have faith, we must have actions to follow our faith. It is written, “faith without works is dead.”

 

There is a Biblical principal known to man as the law of the harvest, which relays that we will reap what we sow. Those with scientific minds call this cause and effect. We find that the Word of God is typically backed up by science. Or should we say that science is backed up by the Word of God? However, we choose to word it, the fact remains that our choices, and the things we commit our lives to, will have an effect on us, our children, and those around us. We cannot escape this fact, so we should choose our friends well, and what we commit our time to with prayerful consideration.

 

What is in our heart, and where our priorities lie, will determine the company we keep. The things and people we are committed to will influence the choices we make. If we were to tally up what we have accomplished, we can see where our commitments lie. We must ask ourselves, are we committed to the right things? [Are we committed to prayer?] We can never go wrong making a strong, lifelong commitment to God. If we are committed to the right things, we will have prosperity, productivity, and peace in our lives. If not, we will bear the harvest of the bad seed we have sown. The choice is up to us.

 

Jesus came to this world committed (John 14:30). He had a purpose, and nothing could stop Him. While we know He was God manifested in the flesh, and had the power to do as He desired; we also have access to power with God, if we are committed. If we are true Christians, not fair weather Christians, and not Christians when it sounds good, we will be committed to the Word of God.

 

Obviously, the prince of this world had nothing in Jesus to use against Him, and wanted to kill Him. Even then Satan was in God’s plan, and under God’s control. Read I Corinthians 2:8. In like manner, if Satan has nothing in us, we will have him under our feet. The Bible says that many believed in Jesus because they saw the great miraclesHe did, “But Jesus did not commit himself unto them…for he knew what was in man” (John 2:24-25). We must ask ourselves after all He has given us, including redemption for our sins, provision, and bailing us out of bad, self-induced situations; are we committed to Him? More importantly, can He be committed to us?

 

Beth Marie Evans, Guest Writer
Brookfield, Illinois

2016-03-25T09:25:20-06:00