The old story many of us have heard is about the chicken and the hog that got together to make bacon and eggs for breakfast. Well, the chicken was involved while the hog was committed. If we look as this type of analogy comparing involvement with commitment, what do we see in our lives. We currently live in an extremely fast paced culture with our readily available technology that we can be “involved” in many things at once! But what are we really committed to??
The Bible tells us that we are to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30) So the question we might ask here is: Is it possible to be “involved” with loving our God without being “committed” to loving Him?? When we look at this quote from Jesus do we skip over the word “ALL” without realizing it? Do we maybe even replace it with “most”? Love your God with most of your heart, and most of your strength?? Is there a difference?
This year at Rodeo Bible Camp we are going to dig into the Bible to see what Jesus taught about being committed with our lives – living every day for a purpose, His purpose. Have you ever thought about what you would give up your life for? If someone held a gun to your kids I’m sure you would step in front. Our military heroes give up their lives so that we might have freedom in this great country. Missionaries travel to hostile locations with the message of Jesus Christ knowing that they might die there. Some people get a job and a house and insurance and a retirement plan and then die anyways. This life on earth is temporary folks, we WILL give our life for something… what will it be???
Joel Compton ~ Camp Chaplain