Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What Is Christian Commitment?

A young man stopped by my office to inform me that he had been called of God to become a minister of the Gospel. It thrilled me! After praying together he said, “I'm going to the Chapel and I'm going to pray all day - maybe through the night as well - and worship God.”

“Great,” I replied. “If you need help, come get me.”

“Oh no,” he replied, “I want to be alone with God and speak only with Him. You see, I have this tablet with me and I'm going to write down on every page the things I'm going to do for God. Then I'm going to sign it.”

“It would be better,” I said, “if you signed each page at the bottom and then asked God to fill in the pages with the things He wants you to do for Him.”

God has a perfect plan for each of us. It is a plan that He has designed and will be revealed to us plainly as we surrender our lives to Him. As we willingly become available to Him, He will transform us to become individuals with transformed minds - minds that are sensitive and open to the direction of His Spirit and lives that live to honor and obey Him.

God only wants what is best for us but we cannot know His best until we are willing to sacrifice ourselves to Him. We know that we are “willing sacrifices” when we sign the page and allow Him to fill in the details. Then we will know what “His good, pleasing and perfect will” is for us.

Prayer: Oh Lord, it is so difficult to realize how easy it is to do what we want to do and consider it as Your will for our lives. May we learn to give You “blank pages.” In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

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