Commitment is something that is not taken very seriously in many areas of peoples lives any more. From cell phone contracts to marriages, no one wants to have commitment to anything or anyone. (It is almost easier to get out of a marriage than it is a cell phone contract!) But if you desire to live for God you have to have commitment to Him and to His ways. Commitment means you are committed no matter what happens, good or bad. You stay the course no matter how rough the seas may get. You continue living for God and doing His will no matter how hard it sometimes gets. Jesus said in the middle of describing perilous times of the end in Matthew 24:13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." In order for us to make it to Heaven, there must be some "enduring". That means there must be commitment to God. Too many times, people give up on living for God when the road gets rocky and times get hard. My friends, that's when we need God the most and need to draw closer to Him than ever before.
Pastor clay risner