Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality. It is the words that speak boldly of your intentions and the actions which speak louder than words. It is making the time…when there is none! Coming through time after time, year after year. Commitment is the stuff character is made of, the “Power” to Change” the face of things. It is the daily triumph of integrity over skepticism.
Who was the greatest lover in the Bible, other than Jesus? Was it David? Solomon? Hosea, perhaps? Honestly Hosea wins my vote. That man showed undying commitment to His wife, Gomer, despite her blatant unfaithfulness to him in many ways, we, like Gomer and Hosea, are tapestries of selfishness and selflessness. To the degree we imitate Hosea, we become true Christians.
As I see it, such commitment forms the backbone of Christian love. In fact, we could say that commitment is to love what the skeleton is to the human body. Although it’s somewhat ungainly appearance doesn’t arouse many amorous feelings, where would a body be without the skeleton’s strength and substance?
Such pure love exists only in God, we cannot conjure it up or duplicate it. Something wonderful happens when our spirit surrenders to His. An unfathomable love overflows to us. It activates commitment between any two of God’s children who share a mutual faith in the Father’s promises. God pours Himself into our hearts through the Holy Spirit. “This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out His love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to us.” Romans 5:5
So, we as His children, need to stay committed since H continues to stay committed to us.
~by Kelsey McKay~