Over the last few days we have been discussing our commitment to Christ. We need to have a daily walk with the Lord in order to enjoy His blessings. Again, the principles I shared are not profound, yet they are lacking in many Christian lives. I hope that you have chosen to make the commitments necessary to see a change in your life.
One thing that I want to express today is the Lord’s commitment to us. He demonstrated His great love for sinners by dying on the cross of Calvary.
John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Jesus took on our sin and suffering, so that mankind does not need to suffer the eternal punishment for their sins in hell. We need to be thankful to the Lord for His love and sacrifice for us. There should be no doubt of Christ’s commitment to us.
The Lord is also committed to an ongoing relationship with us. The amazing thought to me is, not only was Christ willing to die for me, but that He also desires to have fellowship with me!
Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
The Lord desires communion and fellowship with us. He is knocking on our heart’s door waiting for us to respond by opening our heart to Him, allowing the Lord to have free access to the most intimate parts of our life. He is not only concerned about the “major” situations in our lives, but also with the small details. He wants to come in, sit down and share some fellowship with us.
Part of being committed to walking with Christ is the knowledge of His eternal presence with us. Knowing that there is nothing hid from His view and that where we go, He goes with us. Through every trial and heartache we experience, the Lord is with us. We need to be willing to acknowledge His presence, call upon Him, open our hearts and let Him in.
He has always been committed to having a relationship with us, we need to realize that He loved us before we ever loved Him.
1 John 4:19 We love him, because he first loved us.
Let’s live in the light of Christ’s commitment to us today.