Sunday, December 30, 2012

Commitment




Commitment

Did you go to church on Sunday?  I did.  I had a great time with the Lord. I had a real “blue-carpet” experience.

What is a “blue-carpet” experience, you may ask?  In our sanctuary, the floor is covered with beautiful “blue carpet.”  At the altar, imbedded in the blue carpet is a gold line of carpet that spans the altar from one end to the other. The gold line is the place where people are invited to stand to commit their lives to the Lord by way of salvation, rededication, infilling of the Holy Spirit, church membership, and many other areas of commitment. 

The “blue carpet”, which is the largest portion at the altar, is for praising the Lord.  Today, we praised the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and His Glory met us by speaking to us through Minister Douglas Wray, minister at Word of Faith International Christian Center, Southfield, Michigan www.wordoffaith.cc. The ministry of the word was on COMMITMENT.

To reiterate (my personal interpretation of the sermon):

Give yourself completely to God. Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary Eleventh Edition defines “commit” as follows:  to pledge or assign to some particular course or use. Given that definition, Min. Wray gave the following points concerning our necessity to commit to doing God’s good work:

·       Our commitment is extremely powerful.

·       Our commitment defines character.

·       Our commitment is a reflection of our relationship with God.

·       Our commitment has a direct effect on others. There are others whose life is dependent on you carrying out your assignment.

·       Our commitment determines our promotion.

·       Our Commitment is connected with someone's eternal destiny.

We have to make a quality decision to commit ourselves to God’s will, a decision of which there is no turning back. And when we do, we must do our assignment with everything we’ve got—in that way we give God praise and have our own blue-carpet experience.

Ephesians 2:10 Amplified Bible
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].

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