" O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man who trusts in you, leaning and believing on you, committing all and confidently looking to you, and that without fear or misgiving. " Psalm 84:12
" Roll your works upon the Lord, commit and trust them wholly to him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to his will, and so shall your plans be established and succeed." Proverbs 16:3
"..... you are not your own..... For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's." 1 Corinthians 6: 18-20
Quality relationships are founded on the rock of commitment, not the shifting sand of feelings or emotions. God calls us to be people of commitment, first to him and then to others.
" The Lord's eyes range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him." 2 Chronicles 19:9
Why am I so afraid of "taking that next step"? Am I afraid of what God truly has in store for me? Am I afraid of what it will "cost" me to give my all to him?
I think it is all of them.
What would the sacrifice be? What would I have to give up? I feel that it is time, time to take that next step. I am sitting in the "puddle" when I could be in the pond. Am I satisfied with the pleasure of the puddle, when I could be stretched out in the pond. What is holding me back?
Would I be letting go of " control"? Stepping out in faith.
The only way to be truly committed, is to step out.... to take it one minute at a time. To pray through every situation. I feel like I am in a " tug of war" between walking in the flesh and walking in the spirit. The flesh is fun, the flesh doesn't demand me to change. I can continue to be "self- centered", thinking of others, only if it is convenient for me...... Wow that hurts when you really sit down and think of all that I am not.... I consider others after I consider "ME"......
I'm ready to be committed to God- to take that next step..... It will cost me something! Look what Jesus did for us! He does not want us to be separated from him. He wants a relationship with him. First.... I will get in his word.... not one scripture here and there, but REALLY get in his word. At work this week, one of my co-workers said that she was "spiritual", but did not want a relationship with God- she believed, but did not anything more. I felt a "stab" inside. How sad... I not only want a closer relationship with God, but I want to be a light... A light that leads others to Jesus.
Draw me closer- Father- closer to you!