Be Committed To God by Pastor David Ibiyeomie
Topic: Be Committed To God
Matthew 6:33 (KJV) But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Commitment according to the Cambridge English Dictionary is the willingness to give your time and energy to something that you believe in, or a promise of firm decision to do something. The quality of your commitment is what determines the magnitude of your impact in life.
It is addiction to God that qualifies you for additions from God. In Luke 5:1-7, Peter as a fisherman, was so frustrated when he went fishing until Jesus used his boat. He was a confused business man who did not know what next to do. Jesus met him and said, “Give me your boat”. He needed the platform to stand and preach.
After using it to preach, He turned Peter’s captivity. God cannot use you and you end up being useless. God used his boat and the same business man who did not have any breakthrough had a net breaking encounter. The moment Peter gave Jesus his boat, He used the boat to change Peter’s life. You cannot give God your life and your story remain the same.
John 14:21 (KJV) He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Commitment born out of love is the secret for all time manifestation. Love plus commitment equals manifestations. If you love God and you are committed to that love, then you manifest His glory. Love is not in singing it; it is not in writing it but in doing it. It should show that you love God in your lifestyle, then no devil can stop you. Make sure that you are holy in your lifestyle and also be involved in the expansion of the kingdom of God — kingdom prayers, soul winning, and so on.
In my study, I discovered that you attract more blessings when you are a giver than a receiver. This is because, the moment you give, receiving is sure.
Exodus 23:25-26 (KJV) And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.
Service to God brings God into your affairs. So, serve God all the days of your life with everything in you. When you serve God, you do not pray for sickness to leave; it will just leave. There are challenges that cannot be overcome except you serve God.
Job 36:11 (KJV) If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.
The prosperity you are looking for, is in Matthew 6:33. You will live in pleasure without pressure if you serve God. Service to God has nothing to do with age; you must serve God until you pass on. Once you stop serving God, you have retired and retirees are not qualified for promotion. The first acknowledged Billionaire in the history of America named, John D. Rockefeller, was a Sexton (sanctuary keeper).
Demonstrate your love for God by winning souls for Christ. Soul winning sustains health; you enjoy divine health once you are a soul winner. Let the kingdom of God be your priority and problems will depart from your proximity. We are saved by God to serve Him. Be committed to God with your time and He will give you His own life. Be committed to God with your strength and He will give you His health. Be committed to serving God with your intellect and He will give you His wisdom. Be committed to God with your resources and He will give you wealth. Make your choice.
The best time to begin is from where you are now. Use yourself, resources, time, talent, skill and everything in you to serve God. Be an addicted soul winner today. Talk about Jesus Christ to someone. As you put God first, I pray that your story must change from now in Jesus name-Amen!
God bless you
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