Commit to the LORD whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed.
Commit to the Lord our works.
How easy it is to forget to do that. It’s easy to forget that we can pray with our kiddos over their schoolwork and commit that to the Lord in prayer.
It’s easy to forget that God cares about the things we care about. The housework that needs to get done, the groceries that need to be bought, and the time we want to invest in our marriage and our friendships.
We don’t even give it another thought when we plan a vacation or look to buy a new home. A new car purchase can be stressed over…but is it prayed over?
God cares about it all. He wants us to seek Him in it ALL.
I think sometimes the things in our life are harder than they ought to be. We stress over making the right decision when the only decision should be to lay it before the Lord and believe that He will guide us in the right direction.
We try to control too much – only giving Him the leftovers.
Commit to the Lord WHATEVER you do. That means the cupcakes you planned to make for your child’s class party, the table you are leading at Bible Study, or the new dress you are purchasing. Commit it all to Him.
And your plans will succeed. They will work out. Everything will fall into place – just as it should be. Because our priorities were placed in the right hands. With the right person. At the right time.
“Oh Lord, I’m so guilty of storming ahead on my own willpower with my own agenda. Never including you in my plans. Please forgive me. Help me be aware of your presence and caring in my life. Remind me that you’re ever-present and ever-watchful in my life, caring about even the tiniest of details. Help me consult you FIRST and commit everything I do – to you. Help me hand it over. The big, the small, the important and the not-so-important.
I love you. I live for you. I believe in you.
I want my plans to succeed. And I want to know that they only succeeded because I submitted my will – to Yours. Amen.”
Dionna Sanchez (http://beautyinthestorm.blogspot.com)