I was about 19 years old, sitting in chapel at Cedarville University. In my hand I had this card that read “Anytime, Anywhere, at any cost, to do Anything” and on the bottom there was a line for me to sign my name. The speaker was challenging us to make this commitment to God and all I could think was, “Are you out of your mind? I can’t do that! You are talking about the God of the universe who could make me do anything! I’m not interested.”
As I sat there, I actually started to panic. How could I have been a “follower” of Jesus since I was three years old and yet still not be able to make a commitment like this? I then realized that it was my absolute faith in God’s existence and the truth of His Word that made me terrified to make such a promise. It would be easier if I didn’t really believe God was the same God that I read about in the Bible, then I could just sign my name at the bottom. No big deal. It’s just a piece of paper, right? But I knew better.