19th March 2017
CREDIT– Pastor Joshua Agbodeka
*Commitment – Being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons.
When you’re committed to something or someone, you focus on completing your purpose to that thing or that person.
As humans, we commit ourselves to a lot of things in the world like; going to school, getting or creating a job afterwards, getting a partner whom we vow to be with for the rest of our lives and so on.All these are good and essential in our lives as humans but my question goes:
“When have we made the things of God our commitment ?”
As Christians or people saved by God, we should commit to putting The things of God first in our lives before everything else like going to church early, helping a brother or a sister in need; not with the mindset of being appreciated or recognized by society but with love for one another.
We should also commit to winning souls for Christ. With the advancement of technology day in day out; I wouldn’t be surprised if scientists should formulate a theory that depicts there’s no God and all we’ve heard of Him are just tales.So as Christians, we must make it our mission to spread the word of God through all means possible before a day like that comes.
The Holy Bible even assures us that; our Labour in the Lord shall never be in vain. The reason why Jesus Christ came to die for our sins and to save us from eternal condemnation is to SERVE Him.
Aside the little I’ve said about committing to the things of God, You might be still wondering how you can be committed so let’s elaborate.
Memory verse – Colossians 3:17
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus giving thanks to God and the Father by Him”.
- First of all, we must accept and admit that we are servants of God. As we all know, no servant is greater than his master so we must learn to humble ourselves and do everything as unto Christ.
You being a servant of God is like a leverage with God for saving you and taking you from that state of your life where you thought you couldn’t move on anymore;when you thought death was the only answer and when you thought you were alone in that situation.
*Leverage -influence which is compounded or used to gain an advantage.
If God has done all this for you, why should it be so hard to serve Him…Even among us humans, we turn to serve people who has showed us kindness or offered help to us in our darkest moments but we’re forgetting it was God who sent those people our way.
When our Lord Jesus Christ committed Himself in serving man,He came down to earth. He was slapped and spatted upon by people He came to die for but that didn’t stop His mission; He was committed to His mission till the end because He loved us and there was no greater way to show it but to come down Himself and take our sins upon Himself on the cross and die so we can live eternally.
- Secondly, You have to serve God with the understanding that you’re just a vessel He’s using to serve His people.
Just take your mind back to where you were; that state you were in and how God had transformed your life since you became a Christian…things had not been moving faster like you thought but it’s all good; the best thing is that,you’ve got God on your side.
He takes time to prepare you for the dangers ahead so that when that situation is resolved; you can share it as a testimony to others that God is Able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all we could ask of Him.
It should even be a privilege to be called upon to serve God whether in your church or anywhere else because it is written in the Holy Bible that if we do not serve Him(God); He will raise stones to serve Him.
And it must also be a privilege because many are called but few are chosen to be servants of God.
We never said the journey to serving God was going to be easy. It never is and would never be because that is the part where you tell God ” for everything you did for me,for everything you’ve done for me and for everything you’re about to do for me; this is my appreciation, my thank you since I can’t pay with money; I will serve You Lord”.
So serving God is our form of payment for every little and big thing He has done in our lives so let’s be committed in doing the things of God.