Commitment to the Lord

The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth… Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint (Isaiah 40:28-31).

Commitment to the Lord

 by John and Beth Reese

 

A.  Commitment to the Creator - (Isaiah 40:28-31).

1. He created us and knows His purpose for us (Genesis 1:26; Psalm 33:11-22; 139:13; Jeremiah 29:11; Zechariah 12:1; Romans 8:29; Ephesians 1:5,9)

2. As Creator, He knows what makes us succeed as individuals (Jeremiah 10:23; Proverbs 16:3; Ecclesiastes 12:1; Matthew 7:24-27).

3. He created marriage and family and knows their purposes (Psalm; Malachi 2:15).

4. As Creator, He knows how marriage and family succeed (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:6).

5. As Creator, He has first claim on your life (Exodus 20:2-3; Deuteronomy 6:5; Mark 12:30).

B. Commitment to the Lord

1. Faith  (Hebrews 11:6).

2. Dependence (Psalm 127:1).

3. Obedience (Matthew 7:24).

4. Repentance (Acts 17:30).

5. Self-denial, crucifixion (Matthew 16:24; Luke 14:26-33; Galatians 2:20).

 

*Practical Suggestions:*

v  Develop the habit of doing what you learn from God’s Word, immediately.

v  Pay extra attention to God’s will when it goes against your natural inclination.

v  Pray, “not my will but Yours be done.”

 

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6).

C.  Commitment to the Almighty

1. Source of all power(Ephesians 1:18-19; 3:20-21).

2. Source of all wisdom (James 1:5).

3. Source of all provision and protection—know that you cannot be with your spouse or child every minute, but that the Lord can and will be there (Psalm 121:2,7-8).

4. Source of answers to prayer (Mark 11:23-24).

5. Source of success—not the worldly definition but the spiritual definition, the only one that counts (Psalm 37:5-6; Proverbs 3:5-6; John 15:5).

 

*Practical Suggestions:*

v  The foundation of the family should be the Lord. Fathers should learn to imitate The Father.

v  The first place to go for training and for help in time of crisis is always the Word of God and prayer.

v  Families need to spend time talking and praying together. This is especially true for the married couple.

v  Keep bringing your bad habits, dysfunctions and problems for God to solve.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17).

D. Commitment to the Savior

1. Source of adoption—God saw all your sins, weaknesses and problems, yet before creation He chose you for His family (Ephesians 1:4-6).

2. Source of the Holy Spirit- (Ephesians 3:16).

3. Source of re-creation—Don’t be led into the trap of believing you always remain a victim of your own childhood.  You can break generational cycles of dysfunction (2 Corinthians 5:17).

 

*Practical Suggestions:*

v  The family needs to work on getting their priorities in order.

God – Spouse – Children – Work including with the church – Other things

v  As a Christian, try not to let your Christianity become common place.  Sometimes it is easy to do things out of habit; remember that you need to be praying and communing with God.

v  Be a living example of how God re-creates the broken.

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News and upcoming events

RE-ENTRY INTERMISSION

 

The last Re-Entry was held in Edmond , OK on Friday and Saturday, September 11-12, 2020.  It was an intensive two days filled with discussion on subjects such as fitting into the American church and adjusting to American culture. There will be separate classes for children. 

Local Christians provided food and housing making the event free to participants.

 

 

Our team is eager to spend two days  hearing your stories and sharing ours, and providing you with a refreshing time of learning and fellowship. We look forward to planning our next 2-day Re-entry weekend soon.

 

 

GLOBAL REUNION

 

Please join us as we once again have. Global Reunion. We be coming together in Edmond, OK, from July 19-23, 2021. Registration is happening now. 

 

 

 

InterNational InterMission

 

The last InterMission was held during Easter weekend, April 18-22, 2019, at Brackenhurst Conference and Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

We have been dialoging with people in Equador working to arrange the next InterNational InterMission. Since 2020 has met with worldwide difficulites, we are aiming for 2022, late winter or early spring.