Remember the powerful sermon a month ago..."A Call to Commitment" where we were challenged in a few areas? Yesterday's sermon followed up on the questions...
1. A commitment to personal growth -time spent in the Word with God.
2. A commitment to the local church - faithfulness in church attendance.
3. A commitment to ministry - using the gifts and talents God has given you to minister to others.
Yesterday, we heard about "Honoring Our Commitments". It's easy to say we'll commit to do things but can be an entirely different thing following through on them. You've heard the saying ..."Talk is cheap, but actions speak louder than words".
"Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution, long after the excitement of the moment has passed. Honoring our commitments is part of our character. It is a quality that attracts people to us and enhancess our relationships and opportunities.
Failing to honor our commitments will tarnish our image and have a negative effect on our reputaion. It can create a barrier to personal achievement and erect a roadblock against success. By honoring our commitments we create a strong foundation that will support us and our endeavors. As a result we will be recognized as a person of integrity and charager - someone others can trust. Our lives work to the degree we keep our aggrements." Cavett Robert