Are You Committed to Following God?

To follow God is the greatest and most fulfilling thing a person will do with their life. And one reason is because God will always give you the victory in every situation! God knows the end from the beginning, and when you follow Him He will always cause you to triumph and overcome every obstacle and hindrance that is in front of you.

Jesus overcame the world when He said it is finished and died, was buried and rose again the third day. In I John 5:4 it says that the victory that overcomes the world is our faith. Every born again believer has been given the measure of faith to overcome – Romans 12:3. So we are without excuse!

Everything you do in your life will be through making decisions/choices, whether good or bad. This also includes everything spiritual – from receiving Jesus as your Lord and Savior, which is the very first step you will take in this Christian walk, to deciding to follow Him daily. Simply put, it means deciding to follow His ways which will come through His Word. It will also mean letting Him lead you by His Spirit, which produces life and peace. Or if you decide to do things your own way, which is living in the flesh, it will produce nothing – John 6:63. In Deuteronomy 30:14-20 it tells us to choose life so that we may live and have a blessed life. I would encourage you to read all these verses.

Jeremiah 29:11 tell us that God has a plan for us to do us good and not evil and to give us an expected end, or a future and a hope. Who doesn’t want that? Verse 12-14 continues on to say that we can call upon Him and pray unto Him, and He WILL hearken unto us. We shall seek Him and find Him when we search for Him with all our heart. The only way to come into the plan and destiny that God has for you is to make a decision to go God’s way and not your own. You must also renew your mind in the Word of God to know the will of God for your life.

It takes a commitment to follow the Lord and let Him lead and guide you each and every day. There is no greater fulfillment than in doing so. The world has nothing to offer that even comes close to comparing what the Lord has for your life if you will be led by His Spirit and follow Him daily. It says in Isaiah 55 that His ways and His thoughts are higher than our ways and thoughts. (Read this whole chapter!). But the enemy has a plan for your life as well. In John 10:10 it tells us that the thief (the enemy) comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came that we might have life and life more abundantly. The choice we make should be obvious, shouldn’t it?

The benefits of serving and following God far outweigh any benefits this world has to offer. In Psalm 103 it lists all His benefits. It says He forgives all our iniquities, He heals all our diseases, He redeems our life from destruction, He crowns us the lovingkindness and tender mercies, He satisfies out mouth with good so that our youth is renewed like the eagles, He executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed, He is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy, and the list goes on. I would encourage you to read through this whole chapter in Psalm 103. The world can’t give you any of that!

. So let’s look at a few things about following Him:

1. To follow God is a decision you make – Eph. 5:1, I Peter 2:21, Joshua 24:14-15, III John 11

2, To follow God you will have to lay down your life daily – Matt. 16:24-25, Matt. 10:38-39, Mark 8:34-38

3, To follow God you will have to be led by His Spirit – Romans 8 (read whole chapter!), Galatians 5:16-26, Psalm 128

4. To follow God is life and peace – Romans 8:6 and 13-14, Psalm 119:165, Isaiah 26:3-4, John 14:27

When you follow the Lord, you will not walk in darkness but you will have the light of life dwelling in you because Jesus is the light of the world – John 8:12. So choose this day to follow Him and walk in His light!! The days are getting darker and darker in the world, but this is when the light of Jesus in us will shine brighter and brighter (Isaiah 60:1-3).

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