Commit or Cringe?

Commit (let go/release/surrender) your way to the LORD; trust (depend on / be confident) in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn (authenticate your faith life), the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” (Psalms 37:5-6) As we, by God’s grace alone, begin yet another life year, we each must do exactly what the Lord commands...commit it all to Him! That means our plans, our dreams, our daily activities, our desires are all to be released/surrendered to Him. As the culture war continues to intensify, it is even more imperative that God’s people do God’s will God’s way and not our own will our own way! As I shared often our church family, we each need to stretch beyond our reach to do that which only God can do in and through us! (Ephesians 3:20) The world around us is in dire need of seeing those who “profess new life in Christ ” authentically live out that new and abundant life just as Jesus did (1 John 2:6). The fruit of our lives lived out in Christ Jesus is a daily witness of His righteousness which is to be clearly seen in our actions and heard in our speech. (Hosea 10:12, Titus 2:7-8) God commands us that we are “here to bear fruit, reproduce, lavish life on the Earth, (and) live bountifully…” (Genesis 9:7, The Message) That means we are to live with God-given purpose which produces the fruit of a righteous in our hearts and life. (Philippians 1:9-11) But to see this fruitful harvest of righteousness in our lives, we have to stay connected to the living vine of life...Jesus Christ! (John 15:1-8) Apart from Him, we’ll do nothing...bear no fruit, reflect no witness and miss our God-given purpose in life. How do we stay connected then amidst the stormy conditions in life’s mission fields today? Study daily God’s Word and apply it to today’s culture (1 Chronicles 12:32), regularly seek His heart in prayer (Jeremiah 33:3), obey His life truths (John 14:15) and courageously stay loyal to God as you serve Him daily. (Daniel 11:32, Deuteronomy 13:4) Let’s let it all go in complete trust to God this year in 2010 … allow this to be the greatest year of spiritual adventure in this journey called Life! ...Selah!
Today's CCM video can be viewed upon clicking the title of the song, "I Surrender All" by Brian Littrell.

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