It’s possible to love someone and not be committed.
You could say you love the person you’re dating, but if you’re not available to them as a listening ear when they need you, if you’re not supportive of their endeavors, and if you’re dipping out and dating other people behind their back, then you can claim to have deep, heartfelt love all you want – but you’re obviously not committed.
It’s the same way with God.
We can say we’re Christian all day every day and claim to love Him with all of our mind, body, soul and strength – yet if we don’t make ourselves available to be used by God by not taking time out of our day to pray, if we don’t stand for what He stands for nor believe in what He believes in according to His Word, if we don’t attend church regularly yet the Word admonishes not to forsake the assembly of other believers (Hebrews 10:25), and if we dip out on Him by pulling out the grace card every other week as we continue to have sex on the regular while making excuses to sin instead of coming up with excuses not to sin – then we may say we’re saved, but we’re truly not committed.
The Word of God says those that hunger and thirst after righteousness shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6)
The more you hunger, thirst and long for more of God, and the more you couple that desire with action (such as showing up for daily prayer whether at your church or at home, attending service regularly and even more than once a week if possible, and really seeking God about your purpose and destiny and not making another move until He reveals it to you), the more He will make Himself known to you.
The more you read His Word the more His character becomes your character, and the easier it becomes for you not to sin against Him as reading the Word grows your spirit and kills the flesh (Psalm 119:11)
The more you pray, read the Word, and praise God on a consistent basis and not just when you need something from Him, the more your commitment level will rise and the more He can trust you with the ultimate assignment and purpose He has for you.
God is not hiding anything from you. (Psalm 84:11) He’s just waiting for you to show up so He can lead, guide, direct and talk to you. He’s waiting for you to turn your salvation confession into a lifestyle so that as you seek Him daily He will be found of you and will show Himself strong in you.
It’s not enough to just get saved, now it’s time to get committed.
For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chronicles 16:9a
*Originally posted on Kim on the Web.