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Our friends from our Bible School had telephoned us and begged us to come help them in their new church that they had started in
A group of family and friends were their core group but they wanted
another couple to assist them in their ministry. Possibly take Wednesday night services and
set up a Sunday School program, and give a helping hand in their work. Texas
I was so excited. These were our dear intercessory prayer partners that we had spent so many joyful hours with, while we attended the
I was anxious to join with them in their ministry. “Let’s do it,” I told Robert. Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
BUT – my husband had already “COMMITTED” us to be a part of our local church as Christian Education Directors and to begin a Book store in the church. He was to be the Associate Pastor and assist when the Pastor was away for a few days.
My husband had given his word to our local pastor – and that was it. We could NOT go back on our agreement.
A wife is bound by Christian love to respect, honor, and follow her husband, so that is what I did. Casting aside what might have been, we settled down to minister where we were pledged and planted at this time.
In the Bible there were times when men gave their word, and it was their BOND. Often it was the cutting of blood to create a “COVENANT.”
When your word is given it must stand. There are many times in life when we give our word. The marriage vows come to mind, but there are other times too.
Joining a Church with a group of believers is a commitment. Joining the military, or giving a promise to a cause. We commit to pay our mortgage, and our car payments, and we sign on the dotted line.
I am reminded when God gave His Word that He would send a deliverer to save us from our sins. This promise was fulfilled in Jesus.
At Christmas time, we celebrate that Jesus came to earth to be born of a Virgin. He grew up to become a man and to minister, working miracles and healing the sick. He died on a cross for us, and true to His WORD - - - He rose again on the third day.
After meeting with his friends and believers for forty days, Jesus gave His WORD again. “I shall return and there you will be with me also. Wait for the Promise from the Father for the Holy Spirit will Give you Power to be my witnesses in your city – in the surrounding areas, and then into all the world.”
God is faithful and he always keeps His Committed Word!
May we ever follow the example of God, and when we make a commitment let us always keep our word.
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