Memorise: If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. John 15:6
Read: Genesis 39:7-12
If you want to see the power of God in your life and ministry, then work on your commitment. The commitment of some people does not go beyond lips service as their heart is saying something else. When the Lord met some of such people - Scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 15:1-9, He told them what God had said about them and the end of that kind of commitment. Verse 8 says,
'This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.'
It is possible to confess closeness to God and to eulogise God while the heart is saying a different thing. If your heart strays whenever you claim to praise or worship God, you are left with just lips praise. Praise from the lips that is not connected with the heart does not go beyond the ceiling. Jesus says everyone whose commitment to God is limited to the lips, is wasting time worshipping God. This applies also to service. Every service you do that is not from a heart of commitment is only a waste of time.
How do you identify someone who is committed to God? And in what area can one be committed to God today? The one who is committed to God will be identified by a commitment to an unbroken link with his or her Source - Jesus Christ. John 15:6 says,
"If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned?
All of Satan's temptations are summarily targeted at breaking you from the Vine. If the kingdom of darkness succeeds in doing this, you will lose all you have received from God and become vulnerable to their plans. Sister, see beyond that man who is trying to lure you into immorality: the devil's real purpose is to separate you from Christ, to make you an enemy of your strongest Ally. One person who knew this well was Joseph. When God favoured him and he became the chief of servants in Portiphar's house, Satan decided to work through his master's wife to severe him from his source. He realised this and took to his heels. He preferred to go to prison for a crime he did not commit, than to have his freedom but be cut off from his source. Joseph saw sin as a great wickedness to the One who has been so good to him. Joseph is a true example of somebody whose commitment to his source was not shaken no matter the circumstances. Are you committed to your Source? How jealously are you guarding your salvation? How do you see sin?
Action Point: Why believers toy with sin is purely because they see it different from how God sees it. Ask that you will see sin like God sees it from today.