Trust in the LORD, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the LORD,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
We were talking today and — another reminder from Gill — a lesson from our walk with God. A special friend to us in the Lord would say “Commit our ways” to her husband at the start of the day; a call to prayer and another jog to the Spirit that beginning the day in the right way sets the path ahead clearly, no matter what confronts you.
It is a joy to see the Lord order your steps in this way, if you begin by committing all that you are to Him. In our passage from Psalm 37, we see the Psalmist declare three things — Trust, delight and commit, each dependant on the other in an interweaving — each aspect leads to the other two, no matter which comes first, and He shall bring it to pass. The conclusion of this promise is righteousness and justice.
I cannot underestimate the value of committing yourself to The Lord — not just once, but renewing that vow daily — reminding yourself of whose you are, for you are not your own. We each are body, soul and spirit. The body and the spirit are His; only the soul is under our control and if we give that back to The Lord, that is our commitment and makes us complete in Him, which is (or should be) our goal.
Commit your ways to Him afresh today.
‘Meditate on these things’
HAGGAI 2:4-5 NKJV
Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,' says the LORD; 'and be strong, Joshua, son of Jehozadak, the high priest; and be strong, all you people of the land,' says the LORD, 'and work [commit]; for I am with you,' says the LORD of hosts. 'According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!'
“Commit Your Way To The Lord” — Peter R Hallock
A HOLY OCCUPATION: Oswald Chambers on Prayer
MEDITATE ON THESE THINGS…
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
GEORGE and GILL STEWART