“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5
David’s next step is to commit everything to the Lord. What does this mean? If you are committed to something it means that you have pledged or obligated to do it. Consider the person who is skydiving, once they have jumped out of the plane, they are committed to their skydive. There is no turning back!
What does it mean to commit your way unto the Lord? It means leaving the past behind, laying aside our dreams and ambitions, and placing them all in God’s hands. Our actions will reflect who we are and what we believe. It means not just attending church on Sunday, singing songs, and listening to a sermon. It means living every moment of every day as a child of God, letting our words and our actions reflect Jesus Christ.
The writer of Romans expressed it well:
Romans 12:1-2 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Commitment requires sacrifice, but more importantly it requires daily obedience to the Lord. This world will seek to mold us into its will, but as we daily renew our experience with the Lord, we can resist the temptations that bombard us on every hand. The Holy Spirit gives us the grace to surrender our will, changes our mind and our desires, and gives us the strength that we need.
Psalms 78:9-11 tells us a sad story of people who were not committed to God. “The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle. They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law; And forgat his works, and his wonders that he had shewed them.”
Prayer. Lord Jesus, we thank you for the miracles and blessings of yesterday. We thank you for the hope of the future spending eternity with you. We submit to you today, knowing that you know what is best for us.
Devotion by Anne Johnston