By faith, Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away; he was commended as one who pleased God, and without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those that diligently seek Him.
In the process of transformation you lose the things that are ordinary in order to obtain the extraordinary.
To commit is a constant in effort to accomplish something. It is being attentive and persistent in doing anything. Like Dr. Strange lived by one concept – “I just need to know that it is possible.” That drove him to commit to what he believed as far as healing of the body.
C O M M I T
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do and He will establish your plans.”
As believers we need to strive to please God in everything! Every situation, relationship, family, business, ministry, health (body, mind, spirit) etc.
How? With the first key to commit – which is a close communion with God. Sometimes we are on overdrive for no reason because we have lost our own personal communion with God. That we lost an appetite for prayer. Do we even carry an essence of His presence? Where are we spiritually?
What I am learning is that our commitment and relationship with God speaks for us. It does all the talking, negotiating and navigating for us. Our communion is what allows us to make that exchange, sharing of thoughts or emotions. It is our intimate communication! Our lifeline.
“Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.”
Genesis 5:24 NIV
Listen, if we only pray when we’re in trouble–then we’re in TROUBLE!
The next key to commit is in our obedience. This is when we are submissive to authority and that first authority being God Himself. If we follow what He says and what He places over us then we will be blessed.
“Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.” Proverbs 16:20
Another key to commit is having the right motives which will cause a person to act in a certain way and do a certain thing. This is what drives you. It is our passion.
Steven Furtich says, “The proof of your passion is in your perseverance.”
When you find yourself not wanting to do something but you do it anyway, it is because you are passionate about it. We become compelled to do it! There is no other way!
“Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”
“All a persons ways seem pure to them but motives are weighted by the Lord.
“Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.”
“There is a way that appears to be right (to a man), but in the end it leads to death.”
We also have to model and demonstrate a standard example of meekness when we commit. Humility is key. The way to get to this is to fast like David fasted.
“Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.”
When we commit, we recognize that we are integral. We are necessary to the completeness of the whole body. We are essential, accountable and required. There is a very important space for each and every one of us to complete. The enemy is always working to plant seeds to make you believe that you are not needed, wanted or that nobody cares so that you become separated. This will work like a charm if we don’t accept our God-given identity in Christ and recognize how important we are.
“The appetite of laborers works for them, their hunger drives them on.”
We are called to be an active participant. May we have an appetite to labor, to work and to do.
The last key for us to commit is that we remain teachable– able to learn and be taught. This is where wisdom and prudence become fruitful.
“Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools.”
When we commit, this will lead us down a steady journey where there will be evidence of transformation. Gifts are a great way to entertain, but it is the Word of God that will transform the body.
Trust God, trust your process and trust that He is leading you the right way.
Be glad for the things that God interrupts in our life. All of this occurs so that when we commit, the relationship and character demonstrated before God will be most pleasing.
Commit your way. Commit yourself.
November 7th, 2016 at 11:30 pm
Wow. I really needed to read these words today. I really connected with them and feel the presence of the Lord with me right now.
Thank you for taking the time to continue writing these.
December 4th, 2016 at 5:14 pm
[…] For the one who fear and are reverent to the Lord will be an excellent companion! Those are the companions we need. Those that climb with you. Those that are packed, prepared, geared up and ready to go. Those that are willing to sweat and get themselves dirty. Those that are willing to commit. […]