Thursday, October 15, 2009

Afraid of Commitment?

My friends, greetings! God is all powerful and His name is worthy to be praise!
My message tonight is from Sis. Inda Wright, one of my younger sisters and my spiritual partner. Sis. Inda taught at the women's Bible Study at Westside Assembly of God in Belize City on Tuesday night, and her teaching was on commitment and purpose. So, I want us examine ourselves as we set out to answer truthfully three questions that Sis. Inda posed:
1)Are you committed to your church?
2)Are you committed to a ministry?
3)What are the things that are hindering you from making a commitment?

Commitment, Inda said, is defined in the Oxford dictionary as an agreement to use time, money, or other resources for a particular purpose, however, according to Sis. Inda, we cannot commit to anything or anyone without a purpose. We need to know who we are and why we are here. Just as Paul had encouraged the young preacher, Timothy, Sis. Inda encourages us to use the gifts we have, she encourages us to continue to do those things which God wants us to do; we must continue to give our lives to doing them so our progress may be seen by everyone. We must be careful in our lives and in our teachings. (1 Timothy 4:14-16) Paul further encourages us in verse 16 that if we contine to live and teach rightly, we will save both ourselves and those who listen to us.

The Bible Study was concluded with Sis. Inda and the women declaring: "My purpose is to be a model of God's character, a minister of His grace, a messenger of His Word and a magnifier of His glory. I choose today to commit to His will, in Jesus' name. Amen."

My friends, I ask you today to examine yourself deeply and think about why you have not been committing yourself to what God wants you to do. I am asking you to examine yourself carefully and throw out those things and people (Lot) in your lives that are hindering you from making a commitment to God. We must submit to His will. We have to be obedient and make that commitment to God. God is worthy to be praise; He is worthy to be served. I pray that you will make a commitment to Christ today.

Ta ta,
Therese from Belize

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