quick check-up

01/10/2007   |   Uncategorized    |       |    0 Comment

Quick Check upcan we peer into our hearts for a minute to assess our “true” commitment to the kingdom?  as I think about commitment, I can’t avoid thinking about surrender.  if I say, “I’m committed to Christ” then I’m essentially communicating that I’ve chosen to abandon and surrender the outcome of my life to Him. 

in a recent message, I spoke of the spontaneous and unpredictable nature of the Holy Spirit.  it hit me – if we are Christ followers then we possess that same spontaneous and unpredictable nature.  if I’m committed to Christ, then I have surrendered to the Holy Spirit’s nature within me as He leads me towards living to please the Father.  The words “spontaneous” and “unpredictable” don’t leave a lot of room for my will, it sets me on a course to trust Him with a deep commitment. 

let’s be real with what we say out of our mouths about commitment.  our commitment is about surrendering to the power of the Holy Spirit within us.  if you are committed, limit your words, surrender will burst out of your life as you live in the power of the Holy Spirit.  it’s crazy to think that seekers and unbelievers will surrender to Christ, if Christ followers say they are committed but are not surrendered…