RCCG Open Heavens Devotional Sunday 9 June 2013
BENEFITS OF COMMITMENT
By Pastor E. A. Adeboye
Memorise: “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17
Read: Malachi 3:16-18
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Key point: If you are committed to Christ, you are doing yourself and your generation a big favour
God blesses all His children, but while the uncommitted receive a trickle of such blessings, the committed are embarrassed with blessings. Those who are committed to God are His favourites. God can do anything for them. In fact, today’s reading says apart from being God’s jewels, God will specially protect them and use them to make a statement to the world. If you are committed to the Lord now and it seems you are not getting anything from it, do not be discouraged because sooner rather than later, the difference between you and other believers who are not committed will be very obvious.
Moreover, the committed have one place where God has made reservations for them - at the top. If you are committed to God in divine assignments, you will stand before kings (Proverbs 22:29). If you look at the story of Phinehas recorded in Numbers 25:6-13, you will discover that commitment can earn you divine favour and positively pave way for your future generations. If you are worried about the future of your children, sow to God in commitment throughout your lifetime, and you can be assured that when you are gone, God will continue with them from where He stopped with you. Your greatest security for the future is commitment. Another benefit of commitment stated in Exodus 23:25 is that it brings blessings on your provisions and removes sicknesses from you. If sickness is removed from you, you are left with good health. Similarly, Isaiah 54:17-18 says commitment makes you untouchable by causing the weapons of your enemies to lose their effects. If you are not committed and you claim the above promises, you may be disappointed. Commitment helps you to key into God’s promises. Another benefit here is that commitment can give you 100 fold returns on whatever you sacrificed in the course of your assignment and it also secures your eternal placement. Whatever you sacrifice for God’s Kingdom comes back to you. Commitment makes God to entrust you with precious things that He would normally have kept to Himself. If you are low in commitment, you are only cheating yourself in so many ways. Resolve to move up on your level of commitment today!