Monday, November 14, 2016

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Commitment

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 Texas.  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. 

I was so excited.  These were our dear intercessory prayer partners that we had spent so many joyful hours with, while we attended the Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.  I was anxious to join with them in their ministry.  “Let’s do it,” I told Robert. 

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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4 comments:

  1. A faithful man who can find?
    Faithfulness and commitment go together! People know our worth through our commitment in little matters as well as very important issues like in your story.
    May the Lord find us faithful where He has placed us in Jesus name. Amen
    Thank God for your son's testimony...I was so blessed reading my mail box.
    May the continue to keep you and find you ready on His day.
    God bless you Aunt Hazel

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  2. Commitment is vital but it's not always easy. I like the way you put your feelings aside and trusted your husband. I don't always understand my husband's leading, but have learned to trust him like I trust God. It always ends up good because God is faithful in all things. May we be a committed people in all areas.

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  3. commitment is sign of being true man of God

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  4. This is an excellent reminder of what is truly important in this life. Our society tends to think nothing of their word… which is why most of them are worth nothing. There is so much value in integrity. It points the world to the One who give us the strength and direction!

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