Last night was the first AYM Service of 2019. We kicked off the year with a message titled “Will You Commit?”.
Two words keep appearing in the posts I see from different Pastors in different areas: Breakthrough and Revival. Last night, we looked at a third word that has to happen before we see breakthrough and revival: COMMIT.
The English word commit means to pledge; to obligate oneself: to say that someone or something will definitely do something.
Proverbs 16:3 (CSB) says, Commit your activities to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
When we entrust and commit our activities to God, our plans (intentions, strategies, schemes, and thoughts) will be established (to set up; make firm; prepare; to stand up right; fixed or steadfast).
God WILL make your plans firm and established in him as you COMMIT you activities to him. When you commit your life to God, his desires become your desires. Breakthrough and revival will follow you when you COMMIT your activities to God.
What you commit to will determine the direction of your life!
AYM is focusing on committing to what we are calling the “BIG 3” in 2019: The Bible, Prayer, and Godly Fellowship. The early church committed to these three things and their lives were radically transformed.
You have two choices: Remain the Same or Be Transformed. You can come to church and youth group week after week just to hangout and have fun and remain the same and have a front row seat to see the radical transformation that takes place in the lives of those who COMMIT their activities to the LORD.
WILL YOU COMMIT?
We closed out the night by giving students a list of Scriptures containing the goodness of God, and what he has done for us as well as the promises of God. Students were encouraged to begin their prayers by thanking God and proclaiming his goodness before they present their needs to him. Then, as they present their needs to God, we encouraged them to pray the promises of God as a part of their needs and requests.
For example, Deuteronomy 31:6 (CSB) says, Be strong and courageous; don’t be terrified or afraid of them. For the LORD your God is the one who will go with you; he will not leave you or abandoned you.
You could pray something like this: Dear Heavenly Father, I feel defeated and alone right now in my current situation, but I know your Word says that you will not leave me or abandoned me. Today, I stand on your promise that you will not leave me, and I ask you to show me that you are with me every step of the way in anything I encounter. In Jesus Name, AMEN!
Students then took a few minutes to look over the list of Scriptures they were given with these questions: What does this Scripture mean to me? What situation can I apply this to? How can I pray the promise in this Scripture?
We are looking forward to seeing students’ lives be radically transformed in 2019!
WILL YOU COMMIT?