The phrase wholly committed can seem a bit scary at times. I want a deeper relationship with God. I was saved at age seven. At age fifteen I surrendered my life to Christian service. I wanted to do something in the ministry. My heart was totally sold-out for God. I finished up high school and went to a Christian college and still was on fire for God. I married and have two beautiful children. Something, though changed within my heart. Oh, I never stopped believing in God. I think I just grew complacent with my relationship with Him. I went through the motions of serving Him for several years. Going to church became a drudgery and not a joy. I stopped doing my devotions. I became very critical of the church and the people in it. What happened? I was raised in a Christian home and was brought up in the church. I knew right from wrong. I let the devil gain a stronghold in my life.
This current OBS study has really opened my eyes and heart to the importance of not only serving God but really letting Him take control of my life. I want that deep, intimate relationship with Him that I once had. Slowly, it is coming back. I feel excitement as I get in the Word everyday and spend time with Him. I surrender my life to Him. I am totally #Amazed at what God will and can do through me if I let Him. Totally surrendered. That’s what I want for my life. This is my prayer.
“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine.” – John 15:4
God help me to remain in You.