Monday, December 17, 2018

Be Committed

By Andrea Merrell


What does the Lord your God require of you,
but to fear the Lord your God, 
to walk in all His ways and to love Him,
to serve the Lord your God 
with all your heart and with all your soul.
Deuteronomy 10:12 NKJV


“Do you believe in God?” the pastor asked the young woman.

A slight shrug preceded her answer. “Sure. I believe.”

“Are you saved?” he asked.

Another shrug. “I guess. A little bit.”

Being a little bit saved is like being a little bit pregnant. You either are or you’re not.

In today’s society, commitment is a rare commodity. Marriages fail at an amazing rate. Parents neglect or abuse children. Children rebel and run away. Employers mistreat employees, and employees don’t do their jobs with integrity. People volunteer for projects and ministries, then back out when the going gets rough. Seems a lot of folks are always looking for an easy-out.

But commitment is important to God. When we say yes to Him, He expects us to be all in. We’re to love and serve Him with all our heart. All the time. No matter what. No excuses. No easy-outs when we think things aren’t going as they should.

God’s commitment to us was sealed with the shed blood of Jesus. He has promised us forgiveness of our sins and eternal life. He offers us healing, strength, wisdom, guidance, peace, joy, and never-ending, unconditional love. He also promises to always be with us. All the time. No matter what. No excuses. No easy-outs when we mess up or fall short.

God is committed to you, my friend. Are you committed to Him?

(Photo courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net and Stuart Miles.)

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