Topic: Unconditional Commitment To God
Dedication to God implies unconditional commitment to Him. It is a commitment to God without a condition. It is coming to a point where one says, “God is not my God because He gave me a car, a job, a husband or a wife. Rather, He is my God because He owns me and created me to worship Him.”
SCRIPTURE: Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.” Job 13:15.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Dedication to God implies unconditional commitment to Him.
In life, possibilities usually attract responsibilities. There is no possibility in life without accompanying responsibility; there is no success without secrets. This means, there are things to do to see the possibilities of God in your life. And one of such things is DEDICATION TO GOD.
Now, the question is, what is dedication to God? It is unconditional commitment to God. Dedication to God implies unconditional commitment to Him. It is a commitment to God without a condition. It is coming to a point where one says, “God is not my God because He gave me a car, a job, a husband or a wife. Rather, He is my God because He owns me and created me to worship Him.” This is what Job had in mind when he said, “Though he slays me, yet will I trust in him: I will maintain mine own ways before him.” (Job 13:15). Job seemed to say, “Even in this condition of sickness that I have found myself now, if God does not heal me, I will not change my commitment and disposition towards Him.”
Unconditional commitment to God was also the secret of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. When king Nebuchadnezzar told them to bow before his image or else they would be thrown into the burning fiery furnace, they told him that God would deliver them and even if God did not deliver them from the fiery furnace, they would not bow before his (Nebuchadnezzar’s) image (Daniel 3:16-18). This is unconditional commitment. Beloved, when you have reached this level of commitment with God, then the devil does not know what to do with you.
But if you give God condition or a deadline for serving Him like saying, “God, if you don’t bless me this year, if you don’t give me a husband, a wife, and a car, I will find one for myself”, then you are not truly dedicated to God.
Beloved, if you depend on what God does or does not do for you as a condition for serving Him; then you haven’t started your journey with God yet. My counsel is, make up your mind to be committed to God unconditionally.
Remember this: Dedication to God implies unconditional commitment to Him.
Make up your mind to serve God at all times and in all seasons of life.
Refuse to attach any condition to your service of God.
Study the lives of Job, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and ask God for the grace for unconditional commitment to Him (Job 13:15, Daniel 3:16-18).
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for the grace for unconditional commitment to You. Help me to serve You in all phases and seasons of my life, Lord in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: It is when you give your best that you live at your best. Culled from “REASON FOR LIVING” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Ecclesiastes 3-5
AMAZING FACT: It has been discovered that couples who attend church together report higher levels of happiness and satisfaction within their marriage. Church attendance reinforces higher philosophy and purpose behind marriage and family and it allows the couples a safe space to connect both with God and themselves.
PROPHETIC WORD/DECLARATION: Grace for unconditional dedication and commitment to God is released upon you in Jesus’ Name.