“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?” (Luke 6:46 ESV)
How committed are you to God? When you see the word “committed” what comes to your mind? The word “committed” could be defined as being bound in relationship by a deep sense of loyalty evidenced not only by words, but more importantly by corresponding actions. Our total commitment to God means that we are totally committed spirit, soul and body. Also, our commitment to God must be a daily decision not just a one time emotionally charged event.
That last statement might have some of you scratching your heads, but in my Christian experience I have witnessed many emotional commitments to God that lasted as long as the services in which they were made. True commitment to God involves daily practicing His presence. That means that you are constantly conscious of the presence of God with you and you live worship in response to His presence with you. You begin to understand that we are not to worship experiences, but we are to worship God.
True commitment to God means that you are a no longer a slave to your emotions. We must also understand that our emotions are not spiritual growth indicators because we are to be led by the Holy Spirit. In Romans 8:14, Paul teaches us “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” Too many mistakes are made by people who allow their emotions to lead them instead of the Holy Spirit. Do not misunderstand me, I am not saying to deny the fact that you have emotions because they are a part of the soul, but don’t be ruled by them.
The person who is not committed to God is like the man who built his house on the sand.(see Matthew 7:24-27) Our commitment to God and His ways will ensure that our lives don’t fall apart when life deals us those rough blows. Commitment to God allows us to be positioned to do everything that God placed us on this earth to do.(see Romans 12:1-2) Today choose the path of commitment and watch God get glory out of your life.
Steve Tolbert is an emerging revivalist who is passionate about drawing people closer to God.