In my one year working at America’s Keswick I have witnessed many men come “back” into the Colony of Mercy a second or a third time. WHAT HAPPENED! Did they forget the great teaching; did they fall into the same group of people that they hung out with before? Did they just have too much free time on their hands and wound up doing what brought them to Keswick in the first place? Or did they just get lazy about keeping their commitments?
While reading proverbs the other day it hit me, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed” 16:3. Commit, that’s the key! Are we committed to our jobs, are we committed to our families, and are we committed to doing what the good book teaches us? 1 Peter 4:19, 1 Samuel 7:3, Acts 20:32 all speak of committing our lives to the Lord.
Too many times all of us forget that our Lord has all our needs taken care of. We worry about things that we have no control over. “Commit” one small word, but something that all of us have forgotten from time to time. Are you ready to commit yourselves heart and soul to our Lord?
Written by Robert Breault: Robert is married to Shirley and full time staff member at America’s Keswick.
Daily Quote: “One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
This Week’s Verse to Memorize:
So the ransomed of the Lord shall return,
And come to Zion with singing,
With everlasting joy on their heads.
They shall obtain joy and gladness;
Sorrow and sighing shall flee away. ~Isaiah 51:11