SELAH Daily Devotions!
“I, The Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles.”
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee and through the rivers, they shall not overflow the; when thou walkest through the fire, thou shall not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Fear not; for I am with thee. Even everyone that is called by my name; for I have created him for my glory; I have formed him, yeah, I have made him.”
Yea, before the day was I AM HE; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand; I WILL WORK and who shall let it?” Isaiah 42:6; 43:2, 5 and 13
Jesus is our living example of God, a Son, a Servant, a man, who is totally committed!
Remember that song, “Fully Committed”. I believe it topped the charts and was hailed by choirs all over the world for months. Yet, I wonder how many of us were just repeating? How many of us were actually repenting? Wonder why you hardly ever hear that song these day?
Have you noticed that many of us struggle in making commitments, and even more critical, in our being totally committed—in and outside of the Churrch?
Truthfully, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between those who have actually sold out to Jesus and fans, just hanging around for the fishes and the loaves! Nevertheless, commitment is one of the greatest signs of worship!
My brothers and my sisters, God is calling Zion to a higher place of worship and praise! It’s not about the lifting up of our hands; it’s about the lifting up of our hearts! Do you recognize that every believer has a ministry? Jesus is calling us to be His witnesses in the earth; and commitment is the character of a true disciple! (Ref. 2 Corinthians 5:18) Unfortunately, too many of God’s people, are pre-occupied by the ”self-centered-what about me-I-doctrine” and never answer the call!
I’m not saying that God doesn’t want us to enjoy the blessings that are included in His Salvation Benefits Package, but He doesn’t want them to consume all of our tasks, time and talents with ‘what’s in it for me’ that we lose sight of the Kingdom Mission! SOULS FOR CHRIST!
Lets’ all Pray,
“Father, I surrender all – commit all –“my everything”. Everything I am, everything I got, everything I’m not; I give to you. Unto you O Lord, I lift up my soul. I release it, my ‘self’, into your hands. I empty myself unto and into You. Like a person who is being committed to a mental health institution, I COME because Your Word promises to keep my mind in perfect peace; like a person who has been committed to a high security penal institution, like the Apostle Paul, I am a prisoner of Christ, I am being confined for life, with no chance of parole nor probation,
Lord Jesus, I COME. I come to abide, remain forever in the secret place, under the shadow of the Almighty God; I commit MY SELF – my heart, my thoughts, my body, my emotions, my relationships, my care, MY WILL – MY BEING – my EXISTENCE!
I come to you now, and I volunteer my service –I give up my rights and I bow to Your Right as my Creator to rule and to reign over my life! I come to you now, without fear, fully persuaded in light of all that You’ve done for me, it’s only my reasonable service! (Ref. Romans 12:1)
Today, I submit, I surrender, I commit to You, Lord Jesus. AMEN 3X!!!”
TOTALLY COMMITTED? SERIOUSLY? NOT A FAN, HUH?…WOW!
“Have a WONDER-FILLED day!”