Summary: What the Bible says about the different levels of commitment demonstrated within it’s pages.
Praise God, Church!
Tonight I want to talk about something
that I feel is very important.
In fact I know that it is essential for every
believers Christian walk.
Psa 37:4 says...Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
How many came expecting something tonight?
How many have been seeking the desires of your heart?
How many people in here tonight has ever received a blessing from God?
So we know that God is able, Amen?
He is faithful to do what he has committed to.
How many know that God has called us to commit ourselves to Him?
The Church today sometimes reminds me of the man who received the phone call
from God. As soon as he picked up the phone
he started telling God all his needs and desires.
And when he was done talking he hung up the phone never even questioning why God
had called him in the first place.
Let me tell you something Church when God’s calling it’s time to listen, Amen?
He is faithful to hear our call we should hear his, Amen!
If He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all
that we can ask or think why can’t we just do what he asks?
God has called each and every one of us for a specific purpose, Amen?
Some may differ from others, Amen?
But He’s called us all to heed His call. Without compromise, Amen.
God saying something tonight. He’s saying the church has been in a compromised state
for too long. It’s time to get back to our Father’s business. Amen?
He called the church to Holiness - and we chose religion.
He called us to the front line - we chose the back pew.
It’s time to stop relying on religion,
and start relying on the Gospel. Amen?
It’s time to overcome our spiritual complacency.
But how do we do that?
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.
Psa 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:
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 loved 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
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.
I believe this Church has committed itself to seeking more of God.
And I believe we have received and are continuing to receive what we set out for. Amen?
Let’s commit tonight, Church,
to keep that fire burning in our hearts.
Let’s commit to support...
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.