BE DEFINITE! 11-20-2016

posted Dec 11, 2016, 6:03 PM by Dale Barnes

It has been a number of years ago, that the Lord Jesus challenged me to be definite in making myself available to him. I was attending church regularly. My wife and I were giving to the work of God.  We were not doing anything that would be considered wrong in the eyes of God. I thought I was available to Christ.

As I prayed about this, I felt the Lord wanted me to spend more consistent time with him. I decided to get up each morning and spend an hour in prayer and in the Bible. The first morning when I knelt at the living room couch, I went to sleep. What a commitment!  However, I did not give up. The next morning with my Bible in hand, I walked back and forth across the living room praising, praying and reading the Bible. I was being definite, not perfect, but definite.

King David said, “My heart says of you (God), ‘Seek his Face!  Your face, Lord, I will seek.’” (Ps.27:8)  David was a man after God’s own heart.  He certainly was not perfect, but one who sought after and followed God.

Being definite with God has such great reward. He is the Good Shepherd that will faithfully lead our lives into the best and lasting way. As the Lord challenges our lives in various areas of obedience and service, It is so important to be definite; to be clear, to be wholehearted. Go all the way, and do that thing(s) you are challenged to do.  Don’t compromise!

Possibly God is challenging you about a definite time in prayer and in scripture.  Maybe it is in giving; not just occasionally, but often and consistently  Maybe it is Christian service; helping is mission work; worthwhile projects. Go for it!  Be definite. You will find God definite, and there will be lasting fruit and satisfaction.