Is there something in your life that you are committed to? Maybe it is a form of exercise, eating a certain way, doing a daily Bible study, or spending time with a specific person. To be intentional in areas of our life, it takes a certain level of commitment. I will be the first to admit that I am not very good at following through on commitments. When life gets busy and I get tired I can easily talk myself out of following through. But, I also know people in my life that are very determined and committed to things in their life. It is different for each one of us. But, there is one area that we are called to be fully committed.

“And may your hearts be fully committed to the Lord our God, to live by his decrees and obey his commands, as at this time.”
I Kings 8:61

Above all other commitments in our lives, we are to be fully committed to the Lord our God. This was Solomon’s message and prayer for his people as the temple had just been completed and dedicated to God. His prayer was that the people would know God and His commands, and have hearts that were fully committed to Him at all times.

While all the people were gathered and excited about the temple for God it was probably easy to believe that they would always be committed and excited about following the Lord. It is easy to be committed in the beginning or while surrounded by other like minded people. After time passes and people begin to lose their motivation and excitement, the commitment begins to fade.

This might be the same issue we face. Sunday morning Church may get us excited and light a fire in us to share the love of Jesus with others and we are sure that we will follow through during the week. Then, as the days go on we slowly forget what we were so excited about. So, how do we continue to keep that fire and commitment outside of the Church walls? It is only by a consistency of spending time with God. This is done through prayer, reading God’s Word, praise, and spending time with others who have the same commitment to loving God.

When we fully commit to the Lord, follow his decrees and obey his commands we will receive blessings. Even when life gets hard.

“Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and he will help you.”
Psalm 37:5

“Commit to Him and he will establish your plans.”
Proverbs 16:3