Committed!

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

Commitment makes the difference:

  • Between failure and success
  • Between the mediocre and the excellent
  • Between being ineffectual and becoming highly effective
  • Between regrets and rewards

Commit: To pledge, bind, or obligate oneself to a cause, person, principle, or act freely and completely

Three areas we are to be fully committed to if we are to make an eternal difference with our lives;

  • Committed to Christ
  • Committed to His church
  • Committed to our commission

Commitment but must be developed.  Here are key decisions we must make if we are to be a committed Christian.

I will commit my worship

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exo 20:3)

I will commit my will

Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (Luk 22:42)

I will commit my works

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. (Pro 16:3)

 I will commit my wealth

…the poor committeth himself unto thee; … (Psa 10:14)

I will commit my wars and worries

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: (1Pe 2:23)

I will commit my well doing

Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. (1Pe 4:19)

Let us today begin a life of commitment.  Today, not tomorrow.


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Simple Every Day Practices for a Blessed life

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Purposely add these items to your daily agenda and goals sheet.

Scripture

It has been said by a wise Christian, “No Bible, no breakfast”.

If all of God’s children would follow that principle, there would be either a lot more Bible read, or a great fewer fat Christians.

Job 23:12 … I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

Supplication

We would neither enjoy nor benefit from a day that we did not speak to our spouse or children. Should it be any less important to spend time speaking to our God and King?

Seven days without prayer makes one weak.

Schedule

Plan your day and then work your plan.

Parkinson’s Law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

So plan time allotted per task appropriately and honestly.

Allow the Holy Spirit to make adjustments, but take care the flesh does not.

Eph 5:16  Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Soul Winning

People are dying and going to hell everyday. Daily find someone to tell about Christ.

D.L. Moody made an covenant with God that he would witness for Christ to at least one person each day. One night, about ten o’clock, he realized that he had not yet witnessed; so he went out in to the street and spoke to a man standing by a lamppost, asking him, “Are you a Christian?” The man flew into a violent rage and threatened to knock Moody into the gutter.

Later, that same man went to an elder in the church and complained that Moody was “doing more harm in Chicago than ten men were doing good.” The elder begged Moody to temper his zeal with knowledge. Three months later, Moody was awakened at the YMCA by a man knocking at the door. It was the man he had witnessed to. “I want to talk to you about my soul,” he said to Moody. He apologized for the way he had treated Moody and said that he had had no peace ever since that night on Lake Street when Moody witnessed to him. Moody led the man to Christ and he became a zealous worker in the Sunday school.

Stewardship

We are to be God’s stewards of all our time, talents, and treasures. This means using our funds and abilities wisely and only as God wants us to us them.

God not only owns the tithe, but all we have.  We are to be good and godly stewards not only with what we give back to the Lord, but with what we keep.

Service

Find a way each day to serve someone.

Be a blessing to someone. Let someone with fewer items go first at the checkout, give a “paper handshake” to someone God leads to to do so, or help a stranded motorist. Be a blessing.

Smile

Just smile at people.

Work on making your countenance a happy one.


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