As believers, we are all on a faith journey. And to successfully reach our goal, not only must we be committed but we must be disciplined and determined. Throughout His years of ministry on the earth, Jesus demonstrated what it means to be truly committed—to live a disciplined life that is pleasing to the Father. He told His disciples: “I don’t speak on my own authority. The Father who sent me has commanded me what to say and how to say it” (John 12:49, New Living Translation). God is pleased when we obey Him—when we say what He says and obey what He tells us. Beginning Monday, we’ll look at what it means to be committed to God and His Word, and how we can discipline ourselves to be obedient to His Word so we can have a great impact on the lives of others for their good.