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Commitment.  These days it seems that this word is not that popular.  I hear young people tell each other: why get married, just live together.  Sometimes it is hard for us to commit to simple things but this is not God's way.  In the book of Luke 9:51 talking about Jesus, we read, "He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem."  This is a statement of courage with a firm commitment to accomplish what God had sent Jesus to do, in spite of all the scorn and hatred that would be heaped upon Him.  In spite of the fact that the cross was before him, Jesus didn't give up the first time a little inconveince showed up.  He didn't say no I can't do that, I have something else I want to do.  He set his face like flint and because of that strong commitment, Jesus succeeded in his mission.
 
Romans 12:1& 2 says I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.  And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
 
Paul was telling us that it is possible to commit our lives to the Lord to get saved but not commit to the Lord in our daily lives.  But making a commitment every day of your life to do it His way is the only way that we will begin to see God's perfect will for our lives.  What is God's perfect will for your life?  It is prosperity in your mind, body, spirit, relationships, work, purpose; in every area of your life. 
Notice that Paul says you present your body".  It didn't say God was going to zap you or go get the pastor to pray for you to be more committed.  It is up to us.  It says you decide, you make the choice, you make the commitment.  It's up to us to make a quality decision to commit to doing things His way, when we do that we will be living in the perfect will of God and we will succeed in our mission just like Jesus.  Think about it.  GO CHURCH.
 
Well we have been busy bees these last two months and now it is time to rest.  We have nothing big planned for a month so relax, spend some extra time with God and your families.  Again, Danny and I appreciate everything you guys have done these last two months.
 
Men will meet at Wendy's 165 south at 10am Sunday.
Women at the Well, 10am at the church.
 
I look forward to seeing all of you, bring a friend.
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Teresa Langston on Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:19 AM
I love God's word and His promises to us when we commit ourselves fully to His teachings. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5(NKJV) O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]! Psalm 84:12 Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed. Proverbs 16:3 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. Isaiah 26:3 And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor]. It is able to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God's set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul). Acts 20:32
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