Sunday, October 28, 2012

True Commitment by Rick Joyner

    This is an excerpt from an article by Rick Joyner.  You can read the entire article here.  I thought these were excellent questions to ask ourselves about our commitment to God through our relationship with Jesus.  Are we truly committed to love Him with all of our hearts?

      ""True commitment is more than an emotion or a promise—it is demonstrated by how we conduct our lives. Could we say that we are devoted more to the Kingdom than to this world? II Corinthians 13:5 says to "test yourselves to see if you are in the faith." There are evaluations like the following that we should do regularly:
    • Is Christ our first love?
    • Is our love for Him growing?
    • Are we growing in the knowledge of His ways?
    • Are we controlled by our love for Him, making all major decision based on the interests of the Kingdom and not our own desires?
    • Is there anything in our lives that could be an idol, characterized by us not being willing to give it up if required by His service?
     • Are we living the life of a disciple, seeking above all things to know our Master, to be like Him, and to do His will?
      There is no greater affront to a relationship than indifference. This is why the Lord said that He would rather us be hot or cold, but the lukewarm He will spew out of His mouth (see Revelation 3:15-16). How could anyone truly know Almighty God, the All-Consuming Fire, and not be on fire for Him? Would anyone choose to serve a king keep their job long if they were not devoted to the highest standards of excellence? How could we who have been chosen to serve the King of kings be lackadaisical about our service to Him?"

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