Updated: Feb 11, 2020
With Valentine's a few days away, we hear things like, "Love is in the air". We express our love for one another with gifts, flowers, chocolates, poems and much more. At least that's how it was for me when I was in a relationship. Now in our days it's easy to get consumed with the advertisements of love. However, It's important to remember our commitment to God through Jesus.
Commitment - the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
What does the Bible say about commitment?
Many times in scripture, the commitment of God's people was intensely challenged when facing hardship and adversity. This can be said in our everyday lives. Although commitment to our beliefs, goals, or significant other may be very difficult at times, the meaningful pursuits of life's joy are hardly ever easy. It's easy to get tangled up and forget about our Commitment to God. But there is Hope in Jesus. Through Jesus we can remain committed to God. After all that's why He died on the cross for us. He did it so that we can have access to the Father. This is why we pray in "the name of JESUS"
Below you'll find encouragement through a list of Bible verses to help you stay committed. I pray they help you in this journey of commitment through Christ to the Father.
1 John 4:20 (NKJV) " If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, [a]how can he love God whom he has not seen?
1 Kings 8:61 (NKJV) "Let your heart therefore be [a]loyal to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day.”
2 Timothy 2:15 (NKJV) "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
Acts 2:42 (NKJV) "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ [a]doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers."
Colossians 1:29 (NKJV) "To this end I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily."
Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) "And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart."
Philippians 3:13 (NKJV) "Brethren, I do not count myself to have [a]apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead"