Commitment, that little word with a great meaning. I learned it early, because I married young. A wife, bills, kids, pets, responsibilities- all reinforce one's commitment to living a certain way. Then, I saw this jpeg and realized that my commitment is nothing when compared to Jesus. Its that "over my dead body" statement that just got to me today.
Now, I know that Jesus probably never said anything like this, but it did remind me of what he did say...
John, Chapter 15 (WEB)
12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another, even as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant doesn’t know what his lord does. But I have called you friends, for everything that I heard from my Father, I have made known to you. 16 You didn’t choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatever you will ask of the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Being a Christian is not about rules and regulations, its about pleasing God because you love him. I know, I know- its easy to say and hard to do. That's where the love part comes in- Remember this, Gary