by Tammy Phillips
June 29, 2021
“Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Proverbs 16:3 KJV)
“Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.” (Proverbs 16:3 NIV)
“Commit your activities to the LORD, and your plans will be established. ” (Proverbs 16:3 CSB)
My very best days are the days I begin by saying, “Lord, today is your day. I commit my day to your way.” It is that simple.
Some days, I begun with a blurt:
- What do you want me to do?
- Show me the direction to go?
- Lead me and guide me?
- I need your help to get done all I need to accomplish.
- I don’t want to, and I need your help!
Honestly on a few occasions, I did not begin the day with a word to the Lord. I just got up and went. Those were not my best, nor most productive days.
The best way to start the day is to commit it to the Lord. The word commit oddly enough in this verse means to roll. We roll things that are too heavy to carry, like a rock, a suitcase, or a cooler. Lord knows that most days are too heavy for us to carry alone. So, when we roll our day, our works, our job, our business, our art, our craft, our skill, our activities, and really, anything we do, on to the Lord, our thoughts, whatever we meditate on, will be established. Our plans, purposes and projects will be set up, prepared, arranged, ordered, formed, directed, determined, made firm and made ready by the Creator of all things. Talk about taking a load off.
Have you ever been on a trip where everything was planned out for you and all you had to was show up? That is what I am talking about. If we allow Him, He will do this for us every day. Obstacles will come but he will show us how to navigate around them if we permit Him. We do not have to do one day alone.
I enCOURAGE you to begin the day the best way. Roll everything you do onto the Lord. He can take it. Not only that, He will order your thoughts and establish your plans for the day. Simply say, “Lord, today is your day. I commit my day to your way.” Then…trust Him. Don’t try back to take control of the day . Have the best day in the Lord.