Commit to Him and Trust in Him!
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Bible Text: 2 Chronicles 27:1-2, 6 “Jotham was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name was Jerushah the daughter of Zadok. He did right in the sight of the LORD, in accordance with everything that his father Uzziah had done; however, he did not enter the temple of the LORD. But the people continued behaving corruptly. So Jotham grew powerful, because he directed his ways before the LORD his God.”
Memory Verse: Psalm 37:5 “Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.”
The number of times we have heard people tell us prayer is a two-way conversation is countless and it’s a no brainer that it logically is but are we practical when it comes to that logic?
Without doubt, we do converse or let me say talk to God, but many people inclusive of myself still most times just communicate to God as if we were simply tendering request expecting God to just act. We make no time to do the listening, or even have no expectation of Him to speak.
In fact, this seem to be the general idea amongst Christians all over the world, prayer time = request time but this shouldn’t be so! It’s the reason why we see more people depend on themselves later in life rather than on God because once they have done a prayer shopping and their basket are full, they go away again until they need to restock, hence people don’t have a proper prayer life.
The most important part of our daily lives should be the time set and spent having a conversation or conversations with God. Imagine if you called your earthy father to get His opinion before you take a decision, from his human understanding he will guide you in ways you are less likely to make a mistake. In doing so, you have the added advantage of learning from his past mistakes, not committing the same and finally, you have a fathers blessing to progress.
This is the same with our heavily Father, though He makes no mistakes, but has the pathways, resources and direction to the hopeful future He has promised us. It’s like going to an unknown destination and asking a GPS to guide you. You just don’t punch in the address and ignore the directions, you wait for it, listen, follow, stop when it tells you to, change direction when it instructs and advises on how you can evade traffic, congestion, danger and the rest alike. This is the way God works when you seek Him.
There’s so much to benefit when we commit our ways ahead into the hands of the Lord. When the Lord is a major stakeholder in your plan. King Jotham was young when he became king at the age of 25. He already not only had the responsibility to lead His people but he did “everything” pleasing in the sight of God. As a result, the bible tells us the king became very powerful but only because he committed his ways to the Lord and was directed by God.
Commuting everything to the Lord is faith in principle and proper risk management. It means you trust the Lord to help you make decisions that ordinarily you may or may not have made but knowing that if the Lord has made those decisions for you, when challenges surfaces on the pathway, He has seen it ahead and will strengthen you enough to go through successfully.
Throughout the bible we see prophets and children committing their ways to God and they trusted whatever the Lord says about their movement. Only then were they guaranteed success!
When you commit it all to God, you don’t have to go back desperately and worry about those things again because it’s now in the hands of the master planner. As human if your mind is constantly roaming around those things again, you can speak to the father about the state of your heart and He will give you peace which no man can give. It all sounds so complicated but it really is not. Commit to the Lord + Trust in the Lord = God’s direction or Action.
- Everlasting father we thank you for yet another wonderful morning
- Thank you for the grace to pray and wait upon you
- Help me to converse with you daily, listen to you and adhere to your guidance and direction
- Empower me to trust you with all my heart and knee not on my own human understanding
- Forgive my iniquities Lord and let your mercy prevail over judgement
- Thank you Father and in Jesus Name I Pray, Amen.
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