Hello all! Welcome to another Friday and a Faith Friday! How was your week?
Throughout mine, God placed this specific word in my heart: commit.
Commit- (v); pledge or bind (a person or an organization) to a certain course or policy
synonyms: pledge, devote, apply, give, dedicate
I automatically thought of this verse:
Commit to the LORD whatever you do and your plans will succeed.
Studying His Word further I came upon these passages:
Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. -Psalm 37:5
Now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. -Acts 20:32
So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good. -1 Peter 4:19
The word sparked conviction in me. I realized there were some areas in my life where I turned commitment into mere interest; the two having very different meanings.
Being deeply dedicated to what God has called us to do and be should reflect how Christ was devoted to God’s every call. Even His last dying words on the cross were, “Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46). Jesus was literally on his death bed and He was still being faithful and all in! It’s more than an interest, an amusement, or a leisurely pleasure. It’s like being married to an idea, thing, goal, or person without the thought of divorce. If God commands it, we should commit to it. He has already committed Himself to us by sacrificing His Son on the cross. What more can we ask for?
I praise You for the commitments that You have placed in our lives. It is because of them we have the opportunity to build our character and trust in You. May we rely on Your strength and promises and be fully dedicated to You and the plans prepared for our lives. I pray courage and bravery will overcome our fear and doubt. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
“If you do not plan to live the Christian life totally committed to knowing your God and to walking in obedience to Him, then don’t begin, for this is what Christianity is all about. It is a change of citizenship, a change of governments, a change of allegiance. If you have no intention of letting Christ rule your life, then forget Christianity; it is not for you.”