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We must look to the word of God to properly define what a Christian is and what a Christian is not. There are so many interested Christians and very few committed Christians.
An interest is something that is based on our convenience. If it is convenient, then we will do it. But when one is committed to something, they accept no excuses. Commitment is a willingness to do whatever it takes. It’s a promise to yourself, from which you refuse to back down. When you are truly committed, you accept only results.
Only you can decide whether the reward for being committed to God is worth the effort, the sacrifice. A committed Christian is one who believes in Jesus. In John 6:26-55, Jesus explains that so many come to Him, but as soon as something is required of them, they balk, they get mad, they get so disappointed that they will walk away from God to fulfill their own selfish desires. We believers who are committed purpose to do whatever God asks us to do in His word.
When people were following Him for what He could give them, Jesus began to talk about eating His flesh and drinking His blood. Crazy, right? No, because what He was saying is to believe in Him enough to do what it takes. In Luke 14, He tells us what it would take to follow Him. It takes us being a committed believer — not just one who is only interested. It’s not about our convenience — it’s about obeying the Lord.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, June 20, 2016 @ 7:31 PM MDT
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