This Month's Feature Article
Have you ever wished you didn't have to make one more decision? The greatest demand made upon us as human beings is the daily demand to make decisions!
It could be something as simple as where to have lunch, or as complicated as changing jobs, or accepting a position of leadership in your church. The problem is:
Now we have the responsibility to follow through.
Sometimes we refuse to make a decision because of the commitment involved. What if I change my mind? What if I fail?
Many years ago I was challenged by a speaker to read my Bible five minutes every day. I thought "No problem, that will be easy. I can do that!"
It was as if the speaker knew what I was thinking. He said, "I know you think that is not much, but it is important to make a vow and keep it. You can make a commitment to read just five minutes a day and if you read more - that's fine!"
I decided to make that modest commitment, and you know what? The Holy Spirit is always faithful to remind me should I forget. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.
resolutions you made only a month ago?
Have you kept them, or have you easily
forgotten they were even made?
Here is some help from Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola. This was part of a commencement address discussing the relationship of work to one's other commitments.
"Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and faith and you're keeping all of these in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends and faith - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same."
balance in your life. How?
My right knee is sore and it's hard for me to kneel down when I pray. Now I'm not saying that I don't pray - but I don't often kneel down. So . . . . at the beginning of this year I made a commitment that I would take the time to kneel at least once a day during my prayer times. It wasn't a big deal - but I did it!
Once again the Holy Spirit has been faithful to remind me as I climb into bed about that simple commitment I made. I am so grateful that these small decisions are important to the Lord and He helps us follow through!
To be honest, I was prompted to make this commitment after my brother Jim made a casual comment to me one day. He said something like this . . . .
"It is so important to me that I have a right relationship with God that I never get up in the morning without kneeling down to pray before I start my day, and I never get into bed at night without kneeling down by my bed to thank Him for his daily care for me."
What a great example! How about you? What is your level of commitment to your family, your job, your church, your friends, your God?
Will you take a minute and pray
with me right now?
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you that you care about the individual concerns of my life. About each decision I have to make. Every place I need to go, and every person I interact with. I am so grateful that these decisions do not overwhelm You! Help me not to fear making commitments.
Your Word says that the Holy Spirit will come along side us to encourage and assist us. Right now I ask you to come and be my helper. Help me to make right decisions that are pleasing to you and then help me to follow through on those commitments.
Lord Jesus, my daily choice is to follow you and make my life count for eternity. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer! Amen!
Father, I agree with each one
praying this prayer today. Would you please
surround them with your love, peace and joy. Give them
the wisdom to make right decisions, and let each one know
the peace that only comes by knowing You!
If you are not certain that you are a Christian please e-mail me at email@example.com and I will be happy to pray with you and send you some more information.
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Joyfully Serving Jesus! Naomi :-)