Week Two: Killer Commitments

18 Nov

“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this.”

Psalm 37:4-5


We have a lot of commitments to keep up with these days. Commitments to our family, friends, health, school, work, church. We tend to overburden ourselves with so many tasks that the things we once loved we grow tired of. We don’t rest anymore, physically or spiritually. When is the last time that you sat down in silence just to breathe and think and pray? No to-do lists, schedules, or plans, but just time to actually rest in the presence of the Lord. In Psalm 37 we are told to delight in the Lord, to have great pleasure, satisfaction, and enjoyment in Him. I fear that we add and add and add to our lives because we aren’t content with God. We need to spend more time with Him so that He can reveal Himself to us more deeply. Because He truly is more than enough if we just slow down enough to let Him show us. Be committed not only to His will but also to seeking His face and trust that He will bless you for it. He really wants to bless you! And if there is something that you desire in your life whether it be a house, a promotion, or a spouse, God will provide according to His will and in His time. So seek first God and His kingdom and the rest will be provided.

Pray: Lord I pray that my heart would delight in You. That my desires would be Your desires and that I would be committed to You, Your Gospel, and Your will.  Help me to trust in You alone. In Jesus name, amen.

Ask Yourself: Where is my heart right now? Am I feeling delighted in the Lord? Am I really committed to Him or am I just committed to myself?

Apply: Rest in the joy of the Lord. Trust that He is abounding in love and wants to bless you. Commit to seeking the Lord in prayer and in the reading of Scripture. God made you and knows the desires that you have. If they are sinful, pray that He would remove them and if they are of God, pray that they would come to pass in His perfect timing.

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