Commit

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Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
Psalms 37:5  NKJV
Commit your way. 
To commit is an action, not a choice.
When I commit to a diet, I’m making a decision.
When I mail a letter, I’m taking action.
You can’t mail a letter if you hold onto to the edge of it. It will never get to where it needs to go and you are not trusting the Postman or woman to do their job.
To commit your way to the Lord is the same thing- you give it to him. You are putting the direction, the journey, the destination into His care. The word for commit here means to “roll away”. 
To the Lord.
Give your future to God.
Let God have it.
Pry your fingers off the fears you have for your future and give it to Jesus.
Lay down the cherished dreams of a perfect life and roll those over to Jesus as well. Your expectation of a perfect life without pain or heartache is not reality and doesn’t help you deal with it. Those expectations actually trip you up more than your fears do.
Let go and let God.
Trust also in Him. 
Focus on your relationship with Jesus and let Jesus focus on your future.
And He shall bring it to pass.
The phrase in English “He shall bring it to pass” is actually just one word in Hebrew, asa.  It means He shall assemble, accomplish, create, produce it. He shall attend to it, bring it about and ordain it. He will bring it to pass.
“And then finally, when you’ve gotten to the place where you can commit your life and the affairs of your life into God’s hands, then you have arrived at the place of that glorious resting in the Lord. “God, I’m just resting in You. Whatever comes, Lord. However. It’s in Your hands.”
Chuck Smith
It is only when I commit my journey (and re-commit it hourly) to the Lord and trust Him to bring it to pass in my life that I am truly free to rest. I am free to discover delight. I am free to focus on doing good where I am instead of carrying the weight of the uncertainty of the unseen future on my shoulders and give it all to God.
I roll it over to Jesus and say, “Here, this is yours. You can take care it.  I’m Yours and so is my future. Thank you that I don’t have to carry it, worry about it, fret and fight to make it happen. You already have a plan and a purpose for me.   I get to discover step by step with you.”
How do you deal with an uncertain future?
Trust. Delight. Commit.

Delight

“Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”‭‭        Psalm‬ ‭37:4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Which side of the comma are you living in?

Take delight in the Lord,

or

And he will give you the desires of your heart?

Delight, desires.

This beautiful scripture reminds me to enjoy my relationship with God and where the focus of that relationship is to come from delight. When I am focusing my life on delighting (joy, great enjoyment, and pleasure) in the Lord, the world seems like a wide open space for me to experience with someone I love. When I focus on the desires of my heart, the world seems a small closed space in which I only see what I don’t have and experience envy at the perception of what everyone else seems to have.

I’ve learned that my desires are not good taskmasters and in fact, they make great idols.  They also don’t make a good foundation for a relationship, not with God or anyone else.

I’m not saying that your desires are bad, in fact, I believe that the Lord puts loads of good desires in your heart: the desire to love and be loved, to connect and be connected to,  to cherish and to be cherished.  I’m saying that if you focus your life on getting your desires met that you will be miserable and probably not even know why.

Living on the delight side of the comma means that your focus is on your relationship with God and being delighted in him, by him and with him. It is acknowledging that while you delight in him, he will fulfill the known and unknown desires of your heart.

 

Trust and Delight.

It’s a great way to live, don’t you think?

 

 

Delighting

“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The concept of God’s delight for me blows my mind. I don’t delight in me. I wake up with a mental tally of all the things I’m NOT doing right and all the ways I am not loveable.

Yet God, who is perfect and holy, delights in me and he delights in you.

He is with you as you do really boring stuff like the laundry. He is singing songs of joy over you as you sort through the monthly bills wondering how you are going to make it. He is smiling when you smile and enjoying all your quirks throughout the day.

This reality has already been bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus. It is yours as you receive it, as you walk in it, as you think more about what God thinks of you rather than what you think of yourself.

Do you know He delights in you today?


Can you hear His joyful song over you?

May your ears be open to hear his song and your heart be enabled to experience his love.

Lift up your eyes to see and delight in your Savior because today my friend, he is seeing and delighting in you.

Mighty God

  

Who God is:
Mighty Savior.

Where God is:
With you. 

What God does:
He saves you.
He delights in you.
He calms your fears.
He rejoices over you with singing. 

“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.””

‭‭Zephaniah‬ ‭
3:17 NLT‬‬

In Jesus this verse has been fulfilled. Because of Jesus, I can experience the reality of walking with God every single day.  A reality where I am aware of God’s saving power.  A reality where I can experience His delight in me. 

Just the concept of God’s delight for me blows my mind.  I don’t delight in me. I wake up with a mental tally of all the things I’m NOT doing right and all the ways I am not loveable. Yet God, who is perfect and holy, delights in me. He lives with me as I do really boring stuff like the laundry. He is singing songs of joy over me as I sort through the monthly bills wondering how we are going to make it. He smiles with me and enjoys all my quirks. 

Because of Jesus.

This  reality CAN be my experience but only if I allow it. If I lift my eyes above my present circumstances and see all the way to heaven. 

This reality has already been bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus. It is mine as I receive it, as I walk in it, as I think more about what God thinks of me rather than what I think of myself. 

Can you hear His joyful song over you? 

Do you know He delights in you today? 

Have you lifted up your eyes to see your mighty Savior today because He is seeing you. 

Everyday Endeavors 

  
One of the most beautiful things you can do for yourself and for those around you is to strip down your relationship with God to daily offerings of worship in your everyday endeavors. 

Making the small mundane things that you do every day like making breakfast, doing the dishes, driving to school, being at work and offering them to God as moments of gratitude.

Doing homework , housework, or career work and offering it to God to bless, fills your silent moments with joy and purpose.

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:1 MSG‬‬

You often ask God:
“How do you want to use my life?” 
And He answers: 

“Today.”I want to use your today.  


“I want to use your today to have heaven break through to earth and to infuse My presence into the smallest of things.”

The very best of offerings to God can be the very smallest of them. 

Moments of monotony.

Offerings of  unseen simplicity. 

Little altars of normal and boring and
nonimportant can become a precious gifts to an in-the-moment relationship building God. 

Don’t get caught up in the world’s view of important because God’s definition of important is a daily relationship with you. 

You. 

Your life and all it’s nonapplause worthy moments. 

When you make your everyday endeavors an offering to God, you will find yourself enjoying the abundant life He has promised you.