“Commitment of the Lord”

Thought for Today: Commitment of the Lord

Have you ever wondered how some people just get to hear from the Lord on a daily basis? There are some people out there who have actually seen, experienced, and communicated with Him. There are those who can read the Word of God and know how to apply it to their lives.  

In this season, the Lord will begin to reveal Himself to a certain group of people. I know this may sound strange, but not everyone will see, hear from, or experience Jesus.  

The Word of God says in Jeremiah 29:13, “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Listen to me, you can’t just look for the Lord when things are bad, or out of order in your life, or when the world, your flesh, and the devil come knocking on your door.

The Word of God says you will find Him when you look for Him with all your heart. In other words, you have to make a commitment to be one with the Lord; He must be first in your life. Your desire for Him must be above your family and above your own life. This is what Jesus meant in Luke 14:26 when He said, “If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea AND HIS OWN LIFE ALSO, he cannot be my disciple.”  

You might not like what I am about to say, but I am more concerned about your soul than your feelings. The truth of the matter is this, The LORD will not commit Himself to those who will not commit themselves to Him. And only you and the Lord will know just how committed you are to getting to know Him better.  

It’s one thing to say you are committed to the Lord, and it’s another thing to actually be committed to the Lord. The word “commitment” means being dedicated to a cause, or an obligation that restricts freedom of action.  

Are you committed to the Lord? Is your life dedicated to doing whatever you can to get to know the Lord Jesus better? Is your life dedicated to getting to know the Lord to a point where it restricts you from doing what everybody else is doing? Is your commitment to the Lord pushing you to keep His word instead of keeping the words of the world, your flesh, or the devil? Is your life committed to getting to know the Lord to a point where, no matter what life looks like, no matter what life sounds like, and no matter what life feels like, you are committed to hold on to the Word, Spirit, and love of the Lord?  

Some say, “I am committed to the Lord,” yet they only open the Word of God once a week. The Word of God says “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord and in His law doth he meditate day and night” (Psalm 1:1-2). 

Some will say they are committed to the Lord, yet only pray at night before they go to bed. When the Word of God says that “men (women) ought to always pray (communicate with God) and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). 

Some say they are committed to the Lord, yet they only praise and worship Him on Sundays. However, the Word of God says “I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Psalm 34:1). 

You can fool me, you can fool the pastor, and you can even fool yourself. But the truth of the matter is, you cannot fool God; He knows how committed you are to Him. The Word of God says, “Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature (don’t just look on the outward part) because I have refused him; for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, BUT THE LORD LOOKETH ON THE HEART” (1 Samuel 16:7). 

God knows how committed you are to spending time in His Word, getting to know Him better. God knows how committed you are in your prayer life, and God knows just how much you are committed to giving Him praise and worship.   

God will not commit Himself to you if you are not willing to truly commit yourself to Him. For it is written, “Now when he (Jesus) was in Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. BUT JESUS DID NOT COMMIT HIMSELF UNTO THEM, because He knew all men” (John 2:23-24). 

If you truly want to see, hear from, and experience God for yourself, show Him how committed you are to Him by reading His Word every day, praying (communicating with Him) every chance you get, and praise and worship Him in spirit and in truth. Once you do that, He will show you just how committed He is to blessing you with everything you need pertaining to life and Godliness. 

Be Blessed
 
By
Erick Young