Committed Christianity is Not Enough...
One of the most profound points for all engaged in the process formally called sanctification (i.e. growing in grace to look more like Jesus) is the startling and strategic move from being committed to being submitted to Jesus. Between these two words is a world of difference....a completely different life. It's not that committed people are not in the Kingdom. They are. But committed Christians have yet to yield to the only sanity of following Jesus Christ--giving Him the whole kit and caboodle to do with as He pleases. It is his Grace that calls us to this step. It is what many of our ancestors in the Faith have termed 'the second calling'.
Committed Christians partner with God.
Submitted Christians make God the Boss.
Committed Christians focus on the goal.
Submitted Christans realize the importance of the journey.
Committed Christians tend toward judging others.
Submmitted Christians tend more towards grace, forgiving and loving their enemies.
Committed Christians work hard for God.
Submitted Christians lie down in green pastures.
Committed Christians focus on a God who helps them succeed.
Submitted Christians focus on the success of being within God's agenda.
Committed Christians secretly desire recognition and glory for their good works.
Submitted Christians realize God shares His glory with no one.