Jesus Is Looking For People Who Are: Fully Committed & Devoted To Jesus
What does a committed Christian look like… a person that is fully committed & devoted to Jesus? It could be someone who is in full time ministry, like a pastor or a missionary. But not all pastors and people in full time ministry have hearts that are “after God’s own heart”.
It could be someone who is a lay person, someone that has a career. Or it could be a stay at home Mom. Vocation or career or position at a church or other outwardly things do not necessarily determine if someone is fully committed & devoted to Jesus.
It is what is in our hearts that is important. God is looking for people that love Him with all of their heart and soul and mind and strength. Someone who has a heart and a love and passion for God. Someone who is willing to trust and seek and follow Jesus with all of their heart, no matter the cost.
God’s word gives us good examples to follow, in the Old Testament and New Testament. The book of Acts is our guide of what God’s people and church ought to look like.
Acts 2:42, speaking of the early church, says “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
The Greek word for devoted in this verse is “proskartereo”. It is the strongest word in the Greek language for commitment. It literally means to “latch on and refuse to let go“.
Christians in the early church were not committed and devoted to being religious, or to doing Bible study or prayer or fellowship as traditional religious things that good Christians should do. They “latched on and refused to let go” … of Jesus. They were fully committed and devoted to Jesus. and to following & obeying Him, no matter the cost.
May we have the faith and courage to be totally committed and devoted to Jesus, and do the things He commands us to do. Especially share the Gospel with others, and make disciples. No matter what it costs.
In our next article we will talk about the early church in Acts, and how the people and the apostles were fully committed & devoted to Jesus.
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