God needs our full commitment and devotion to serving Him. Deuteronomy 6:5 says And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. God wants us to be committed to serving Him with all our hearts, soul, might, spirit and body.
Our commitment to Him should be at all times and in all situations, We should always stay dedicated to our faith through mediation devoting ourselves to spiritual routine and spending time in the presence of God.
In our journey with the Lord, there might be moments when we feel closer and committed to God, while some other times when the cares and problems surround us, unfortunately, it became hard for us to feel His presence, which makes it difficult to stay committed to Him.
However here are a few steps that will enable us to be committed to serving God in any situation.
1). Constant Prayer And Devotion
Having a routine of constant prayer and devotion will enable us to be committed to God. Jesus started with prayer and end up in prayer, Prayer is the key to unlocking our hearts and mind to stay committed to serving God at all times. It helps us to be obedient to God’s word, even when we are in difficult situations. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice evermore, Pray without ceasing, In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
A daily devotion will strengthen our faith and bring us closer to God, even in hard times. Joshua 1:8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
When we give time in daily devoting and meditating upon the words of God, His spirit propelled us to become more committed to serving Him.
In Philippian 2:13, it is written, For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.
Choose any time that works best for you, and go to God in prayer and devotional, avoid any distractions, and have a quiet time with God. He will guide you according to His word. Remember His word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. Psalm 119:105.
2). Pour Out Your Heart to God
Be confident to talk to God at any time, anywhere, and talk to Him as a friend, pouring out what is in your mind to Him. Always know that God is with you, talk to Him about everything that is in your mind, whatever you are passing through at any moment of your life, it will help you stay connected and feel His presence keeping your faith strong no matter what.
Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
You have to thank God when good things happen, ask Him for wisdom when you face a challenging situation, or pray for comfort when you’re feeling sad. If you’re really questioning your faith, try saying a prayer like, “I feel so far away from you right now, God. Please help me feel Your presence in my life.
It can take a while to get into the habit of praying constantly, so don’t beat yourself up if you forget sometimes. Just keep talking to God whenever you think about it—with time, it will become more and more natural.
3). Studying Your Bible Will Help You Stay Committed to God
Reading your Bible every day will keep your faith strong toward God, The word of God helps you to be committed to serving Him. When we study and meditate on His Word, we receive fresh revelation that will build us up and make us more committed to Him. In Acts 20:32
“Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
There’s no right or wrong way to read your Bible—you might start in Genesis and read all the way through, you might read a passage from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament each day, or you might do daily guided readings from a devotional. The important thing is that you spend time studying God’s word.
Ask for forgiveness when you sin. Sin separates us from God, and that distance can lead to a crisis of faith if you don’t address it. However, there’s a way back to God—in 1 John 1:9, the Bible says, “If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Pray to God admitting your sins, and ask Him to forgive you and help you overcome them.
The Bible instructs us to forgive other people for their sins against us, as well: “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” – Mark 11:25