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Summary: This sermon was written to inspire our youth group to keep the revival fires burning in their hearts.

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Commitment

Intro...

Psa 37:4 says...Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

On the first night of this revival we talked about

asking for the desires of our hearts

and desiring revival. Amen?

And the Lord was faithful to hear our call. Amen?

He poured out a Spirit of revival upon our youth

and their families right here in our

Church. Amen?

He started a corporate revival right here in Emmanuel. Amen?

Because He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all

that we can ask or think.

Psa 37:7 says...Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:

On the second night of this revival we waited for God

to pour out His Holy Spirit upon us.

And once again He was faithful. Amen?

The Holy Ghost was present.

Seeds were planted. Amen?

God did His part in making this revival happen.

Now it’s time for us to do our part.

We need to keep the revival fire burning, Church!

No longer turning back to religion,

but relying on the Gospel. Amen?

But how do we do that?

In between those two verses psalms 37:4 and psalms 37:7

There are two more verses.

And in those two verses psalms 37:5,6

it tells us what we need to do to keep our

fire burning.

To keep our light shining.

It says...

Psa 37:5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Psa 37:6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.

In this day and age there is a word in the English language

that seems to have lost it’s definition and meaning to most people.

We know the word, we read the word,

we understand the meaning of the word,

but we often fail to live this word.

We place our hopes, desires, and expectations on this word.

We teach others to believe in this word and they place their

hopes, desires, and expectations on us because we use this word.

But we often damage, hurt love ones and destroy lives

because we fail to fulfill the definition of this word.

What is this word? It is a word that means: an agreement

or pledge to do something in the future

or to continue something until completion.

This word indicates something pledged.

It is a word that alludes to the state of being obligated to a cause, task or purpose.

This word is the English word Commitment.

We prefer to think of commitment as something

that doesn’t require any sacrifice.

How many in here tonight know that no sacrifice

really means no commitment!!

In a world where there’s always something bigger,

and better around the next corner,

most people find it a burden to commit.

To make matters worse we often perceive

some things to be better for us than they

actually are

which leaves us confused about what to commit to.

It’s a big deal to make an honest commitment

because we become obligated.

I’m talking about real commitment tonight church.

Not some half hearted promise that’s made to be broken.

Real commitment is at the very heart of

what it is to be a real man or a real woman.

It’s simple- It separates the real from the fake.

Commitment means to agree or pledge to do something in the future

or to continue something until completion,

see something through, regardless of the cost -

not halfway -but all the way through.

No matter what the sacrifices may be.

We committed ourselves to seeking more of God in this revival. Amen?

And we received what we set out for. Amen?

Let’s commit tonight, Church,

to keep this revival fire burning in our hearts.

Let’s commit to support our youth.

Our church.

Our Leadership!

Life is full of necessary and required commitments.

It is virtually impossible to live life and not commit to something.

Throughout this life we live, we commit to:

Jobs, Banks, Creditors, Relationships, Marriages, Dreams, Our Pastor, Our Church, and Jesus Christ.

But all too often we fail to live up to our commitments.

We’ve all done it!

Sometimes we feel bad about it, and sometimes we don’t.

We’ve all made wrong turns and bad decisions in making commitments.

Making the wrong commitments,

Or not following through with our commitments.

There’s an old saying that says we are only as good as our word.

Well, I ask you tonight Church how good is your word.

Let’s whole heartedly commit to keeping this fire burning tonight.

Let’s not let the devil break our commitment.

Let’s not have second thoughts.

But let’s stand behind our word 110 percent. Amen?

Let’s not look for reasons to justify breaking this pact.

Let’s honor our commitments. Amen?

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