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Shining Light Apostolic Ministry
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Total Commitment
Mood:  happy
Topic: Commitment


“Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity, amen.” Eph 6:24.

Sincerity means: Honesty, Realness, Heartfelt Emotion. Nothing short of total commitment.

Ask yourself how many things, how many times, and in what, in our lives do we give total commitment? Is it our marriage, if so why are there so many divorces? Is it our work? Do we love our jobs so well that we give it our everything? What in our lives do we give a total commitment to?

When Jesus went to the cross of Calvary to die for you and me, he did not go part of the way and say, This is enough, I’ve show the people that I love them, I’m not going to go any farther. His love for us was not a partial love. He gave His all, “TOTAL COMMITMENT” Do we give Him our all, or do we offer up a lukewarm praise? I know that we could never love as Jesus Christ loved us, but do we give Him our all. Do we give Him Total Commitment? Are we sincere in the things we do for Him, or is it just lip service?

Do we only serve Him when things are going good for us? What about when the flames devour our homes and leaves us with nothing, or the flood water wash our homes away? Do we praise Him then? The word of God tells us, “The Lord giveth and the Lord Taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.” Are we Total Committed.

Jesus wants total commitment of your time, your love, and yes, even your thoughts, he will not accept anything less. He gave His all for you, and He expects more than just a token thank you Lord. He offers you love, He offers you Life. What do you offer Him?

“This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me” St. Matt 15:8.

You say what people? Don’t suppose that Jesus is speaking just about the Jews. If you classify yourself a Christian, then he is taking about you as well as the Jews, unless you are total committed.

St. Matthew 22:37 “Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.”

Jesus did not have to go to the cross for you or me, but He was total committed, He did not go only half way. He was not nailed to that cross for a few minutes, but he endured until “IT IS FINISHED” When we begin our walk with the Lord, we to have to endure until the end, and the only way we will be able to do that is by total commitment.

We have equipment that can look at our bones, our stomach, our head, but we do not have anything to check out our sincerity. But Jesus can. He knows our thoughts, and the very intent of our hearts. You may fool me or even your pastor, but you cannot fool Jesus. Are we Saturday night Demons and Sunday morning Saints? Do what ever we want to on Saturday night and Sunday morning go to church and praise the Lord.

“Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing, my brethren these thing ought not to be. Does a fountain send forth out of the same place sweet water and bitter?” James 3:10-11.

“No fountain both yield salt water and fresh.” Neither can a true child of God. You can’t play false with Jesus and love Him at the same time. We can’t party with the Devil on Saturday night and all through the week, and go to church on Sunday and sing “Nearer my God to thee.” If you want to be nearer to God, then give Him your total commitment. We cannot serve two masters. Don’t fool yourselves, Jesus knows those that are His, those that are total committed.

Posted by J.C.A.M.I. Staff at 8:35 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 15 September 2009 8:37 PM EDT

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