Read James 5:12
The word "commitment" derives from the Latin term compromissum and is used to describe an obligation that has been contracted or a word already given. For example, "Tomorrow at five o'clock in the afternoon I'll stop by your house, it is a commitment.” Sometimes, a commitment is a promise or a statement of principles, such as when a man in political office says "My commitment is with people."
With whom are your commitments? With your husband or wife, your children, your work, your church, God? When you said "Yes, I accept" to all of those commitments, you made a pact; You promised to fulfill; You promised to be faithful to that word. And how did it go? Have you met each one of them? Have you been faithful?
Throughout the month of May, we will be talking about commitments, covenants and promises we have in our personal and spiritual lives. Prepare your mind and heart because maybe a devotional or a sermon you hear will confront you, but if we want to keep growing and improving, we must be open to change what is wrong. We must self-evaluate ourselves and ask the Lord to help us in the process ... to be more like Him: FAITHFUL.
Take a moment in prayer where you are. Ask Him to prepare your heart.
David V. Jimenez