COMMITMENT: (def.) Something that engages one to do something, a continuing obligation. ~ Websters Dictionary
If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. ~ Jesus of Nazareth
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult, and left untried. ~ G.K. Chesterton
The gospel Jesus proclaimed was a call to discipleship, a call to follow him in submissive obedience, not just a plea to make a decision or pray a prayer. ~ John F. MacArthur, Jr.
No one may truly know Christ unless one follows him in life, and no one may follow him without first knowing him. ~ Hans Denck, 16 th Century Anabaptist
Only he who obeys truly believes, … and only he who believes truly obeys. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A love walk does not come easily or without personal sacrifice. Each time we choose to love someone, it will cost us something - time, money or effort. That's why we are told to count the cost before we make the commitment. ~ Joyce Meyer
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides. ~ Margaret Thatcher
The notion of looking on at life has always been hateful to me. What am I if I am not a participant? In order to be, I must participate. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Flight to Arras)
He is no fool who loses what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. ~ Jim Elliot, Martyred Missionary
Jesus looked at him and loved him. "One thing you lack," he said. "Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." At this the man's face fell. He went away sad, because he had great wealth. ~ Mark 10:21-22 NIV
In the face of persecution, imprisonment, and death, believers understood that they were being called, by unwavering confession of their Lord, to share the suffering by which Christ had overcome the forces of evil abroad in the world. The death of a martyr – a witness – was thus the glorious culmination of a struggle that led to eternal life. ~ Williston Walker, Historian.
In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple. ~ Jesus of Nazareth
To act is to be committed, and to be committed is to be in danger. ~ James Baldwin ("My Dungeon Shook" The Fire Next Time)
Commitment can be illustrated by a breakfast of ham and eggs. The chicken is involved, and the pig is committed. ~ Richard Knapp