Can you imagine a wedding in which both celebrants committed themselves to fidelity at least 75 percent of the time? It sounds like an off-beat English comedy sketch. What if they promised to love and to cherish ninety percent of the time? We would still think it outrageous.
We know that covenants demand commitment. Commitment raises all things to a higher plane. It separates the journeyman from the genius; the gold from the bronze; the best seller from the unsold manuscript. Commitments hold when emotions falter; preserve when all else decays; determine when judgment grows cloudy. Commitments are costly and frightening, but they are also liberating. Without them no great advance is made, nor great cause embraced.
God calls us to an all or nothing proposition. We give him all of our heart and all of our soul – holding nothing in reserve. An outside observer may point out what we have lost, yet it is in the absolute commitment that we have gained freedom.
David Lloyd George spoke well when he said: “Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.” Vibrant faith requires the utter commitment. Half a heart a tragic wedding makes.
reposted with permission from onehope.net