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Christian Commitment

CHRISTIAN COMMITMENT

   I’m part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made. I’m a disciple of Jesus Christ.

   I won’t look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed. My present makes sense. My future is secure. I’m finished and done with low living, sight-walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, mundane talking, cheap living and dwarfed goals. 

   I no longer need preeminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits or popularity. I don’t have to be right, first, tops, recognized, praised, regarded or rewarded. I now live by faith, lean on his presence, walk by patience, lift by prayer, and labor by power.

   My face is set. My gait is fast. My goal is Heaven. My road is narrow. My way is rough. My companions are few. My Guide is reliable. My mission is clear. I cannot be bought, deluded or delayed. 

   I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the presence of adversity, negotiate at the table of the enemy or meander in the maze of mediocrity. I won’t give up, shut up, or let up...until I have stayed up, stored up, prayed up, paid up, and preached up for the cause of Christ. 

   I am a disciple of Jesus. I must go ‘til He comes, give ‘til I drop, preach ‘til all know, and work ‘til He stops me. And when He comes for His own, He will have no problem recognizing me—my banner will be clear!      --Unknown

WHAT IS THE GREATEST NEED TODAY IN THE LIVES OF BELIEVERS?

   What each of us who profess Christ must have is a life that shows a genuine, dynamic, visible, measurable commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ. This is not unusual, or out of ordinary, THIS IS NORMAL, ORDINARY WAY OF A CHRISTIAN'S LIFE.

   Romans 12:1-2 "I beseech you therefore, brethren by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a LIVING SACRIFICE, holy, accept- able unto God, which is your REASONABLE SERVICE."

   It should not be normal for a Christian to be complacent, uninterested and not committed in their lives to Christ! However, we all know that there are many such people who profess Christ as their Savior.

   Is your service with your lips or your feet? If we are truly Christ's, then we in the Spirit must say, "Yes I desire to serve Him from the heart! The proof is in what we do. That is the test. It is not what you say, but what you do. Would you be honest enough to ask yourself that revealing question? Does what I do show I love the Lord?

With all that I am in Him -- Andy