Larry Miles

From ‘Renewing Your Mind Spiritually E-Zine

  larrydec26   Every person is committed to something. This includes Christians and unbelievers alike. There are many areas of our life that demand our commitment.

Those of us who claim to be a member of the Lord’s Church should place commitment as a high priority in our lives. We should strive to be the best citizen, best parent, best worker, etc. One of our goals as a Christian should be to draw nearer and closer to the Lord Jesus daily as we walk with Him.

Christianity is a “here and now religion” If we are willing to put Jesus first in our lives, He will equip us for the task of serving Him and putting our faith into action. If we are willing to make a commitment to Him, He will bless us beyond measure.

He came that we might have an abundant life!

Our commitment to Jesus will include taking the Gospel to the lost and strengthening the saved. It will lead us in being an encouragement to our fellow believers. Paul wrote the following in regards to our commitment in Rom. 12:1-2: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

My fellow believers, it is in the mind that we decide how we are going to act. Let’s allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.

Again, if we are willing to make the commitment to serve the Lord Jesus, He will not let us down; He will equip us for service and we will grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18)

We must be found abounding in the work of the Lord.

Larry Miles lives in Louisville, KY  and is a  member of the Cherry Street Church  of Christ in New Albany, IN. He  also  preaches  once a  month  for Mackville (KY) Church of Christ