July 20,2016

1Co 1:9 God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Some of you may keep up with college football recruiting or recruiting in some other sport. To be honest I don’t spend a whole lot of my time keeping up with recruiting in college athletics. I really don’t have the time for it. I must admit that I do pray quiet often for our son who is a college basketball coach and recruiting is one of his primary responsibilities as he travels and spends so much time on the road.

There is a term that sometimes you see in college athletics. That term is “decommit”. It means the prospective athlete is no longer going to honor his or her verbal commitment to the school which they previously said that they would attend.
I always was taught that there is really no such term as decommit. If I am on top of a building and jump off I have committed. I can’t go back. I am headed to the ground. If I tell people that I am going to jump off the building I really haven’t committed. Webster defines the word commit this way: to say that (someone or something) will definitely do something: to make (someone or something) obligated to do something. Another definition of this term is to carry into action deliberately.

We live in a culture that has seemed to have lost its appreciation for commitment. I remember one time I was preaching at a church somewhere at a revival. There were some people that were at the service and they told me they were there because the fire had left their previous congregation and it appeared to be at that church at the present time. They also shared with me that when the fire left there that they would be leaving there as well. I thought about what they said. Sometimes when there is a death in your congregation it may not feel like the fire is burning, but it is burning. When someone in the congregation has a child pass away it may not seem like the fire is burning, but it is burning.
No, I am not poor mouthing. We have had some good things going on here at CCF recently. On the other hand it is because some people were committed to praying and, serving, and hung in there in the challenging seasons that those things are beginning to manifest. These people are committed people.
Isn’t it awesome that God doesn’t “decommit.” We are reminded throughout the Scriptures of how faithful that God is. You may be going through a challenging time. The enemy may be trying to get you to “decommit. He may be even trying to get you to believe that God has “decommited to you.” I just want to share with you a few Scriptures that talk about the faithfulness of God. Begin to meditate on them and declare them over you and your situation.
1Co 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

1Th 5:24 He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.
2Th 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.

2Ti 2:13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.
Heb 2:17 Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people
Re 19:11 ¶ Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war.
Php 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus
Stay committed to Him, because He will never” decommit” from what He has promised to you.

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