Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. ~Proverbs 16:3
When Jesus rose from the dead, the massive stone boulder was rolled away. Rolling an object that is equal to or larger than your size demands effort. The word commit literally means “to roll.” When we commit something to the Lord, we are encouraged to roll it onto Him. We are to place it into His custody and possession and let Him take control from there. Until we do so, our efforts will be in vain or, worse, we will fail. There are four areas of our life that we should roll upon the Lord.
We must roll our weakness onto the Lord.
“He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him” (Psalm 22:8). The word trust has the same meaning as commit and roll. When our Lord Jesus was persecuted and suffered bodily harm leading up to and on the cross, He rolled His fear and fate onto God the Father. He was at a breaking point, but He trusted in the Lord. It is a vital reminder to us that when we have health setbacks, our health worsens, or the doctors determine that there is nothing else they can do for us, we must let go of our hold on things and let the Lord’s will be done. Under these circumstances, we experience special grace that gives us enough strength in our weakness.
We must roll our weight onto the Lord.
“And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day” (Joshua 5:9). The reproach of Egypt was the heavy burden of slavery, oppression, and hardship. Burdens are spiritual, emotional, and mental concerns that weigh heavily on our heart and mind. They make us anxious, worried, discouraged, and even depressed. We must roll these burdens on the Lord. “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee." "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." Instead of trying to carry it, turn it over to the Lord.
We must roll our works unto the Lord.
Solomon said, “Commit thy works unto the LORD.” Our works include our actions, dreams, plans, ventures, and vision. We have things that we set out to accomplish and do. In order to optimize our success, we are to roll our works onto Him so that our thoughts shall be established. What thoughts? It might be clarification to our thinking and plans. For every sermon I work on, I claim this verse. We need Him to give us what to say when we need to have confrontational meetings. He gives us the plan of action to these works so that these works can be well-executed.
We must roll our way onto the Lord.
“Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass” (Psalm 37:5). Whatever it is that we do, wherever we go, and whatever we think must be rolled upon Him. Our way means the path before us. Whether it seems clear or murky, we must roll it onto Him. The idea of commit and trust go together. Once you roll our way onto the Lord, have faith in His power and wisdom to take care of you. Don’t even think about taking matters back into your hands. The result? He shall bring it to pass. When every facet of your life is rolled onto the Lord, He brings to pass the best result. God loves you and doesn’t want you to fall short of His blessings. Roll your weaknesses, worries, works, and way onto Him.
Have a committed God Morning!
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