Wit & Wisdom: Commitment to the Father

April 7, 2016

“Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Proverbs 16:3 KJV)

Four important things to remember after making a commitment to Christ:

  1. Read your Bible every day. That helps you grow. “Desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby” the Scripture says. (1 Peter 2:2).
  2. You may say, “I don’t know how to pray.” There’s a simple prayer that I pray many times a day: I say, “Lord help me.” We all have our problems. We all have our difficulties, we all have our challenges, and we can say, “Lord, help me in Jesus’ name.” Just talk to the Lord like you’re talking to a friend.
  3. Go to church. Be sure you get into a church where Christ is proclaimed. I’m not telling you which denomination to join or which church, but I hope you’ll be faithful in going to church.
  4. Witness for Christ by your words, and the smile on your face, when you are at work or school, or by going out of your way to befriend a person in need, or of another race or background. Go out of your way to be their friend and show them Christ’s love. Some of you . . .  have neighbors that you have never met. Go out of your way to go say, “I went to the Crusade and Christ touched my life, and I want to be your friend.” Help them to know that you have been changed and you are different, because of Christ. The same can happen to them, and God wants you to touch their lives.

God bless you.

from “Living in God’s Love” by Billy Graham

Delight—Submit—Learn—Shift goals—Worship—Take all He has to offer.

Be God’s eager pupil:

  • Delight: Psalm 37:4
  • Submit: Genesis 16:9, Luke 2:51, James 4:6-8a
  • Learn His lessons: Psalm 25:4-5, Psalm 27:11, Matthew 11:29
  • Shift Goals: John 11:24-28
  • Worship: Job 1:20, 1 Samuel 1:28, 2:1, 2 Samuel 15:32, 2 Samuel 12:20

from “Legacy of a Pack Rat” by Ruth Bell Graham

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