Psalms 37:5-6 (NKJV) – 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.
Typically, when we think of commitment, we think of binding ourselves to a person, task, or a thing. But in this context, commit means to roll away or to roll onto
How do I commit my ways to the Lord?
Cast Your Burdens
Psalm 55:22 – Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
The picture of this is best illustrated by the picture of the camel carrying its burden. To discharge its burden, it stops and buckles its legs; drops down to the ground; and rolls over onto its side. Or in other words, stop-drop-roll. Roll your course of life onto the Lord. Stop, drop and roll every care to the Lord.
1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.
You and I were never designed to carry burdens.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Commit Your Plans
Proverbs 16:3 – Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans [thoughts].
“There is a tug of war between our plans and His plans.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Don’t let your circumstances speak so loudly to you that you don’t hear God.
It’s not enough to know what needs to be done, it’s critical to know how. HOW He shows you is up to God.
If you are at a place where you cannot see what to do, then you are carrying the burden, and need to unburden yourself so that He will establish your thoughts.
Continue in Peace
Colossians 3:15 – And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
We must let peace rule. The opposite of peace is worry. If we find ourselves without peace, it is an indicator that somewhere along the way we picked up the burden. Many of us have a God card that we must turn in because we are not God! Do not return to pick up that burden and go back to the place of worry.
“If peace is not giving you the go ahead, don’t do it.” – Pastor Billy Johnson