Saturday, June 10, 2017.
Author: Bishop Julius Okarike
Verse Of The Day: Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16 : 3
LISTEN: What does the bible meant when it said, ” Commit your works to the LORD…”? Does it mean we should abandon our responsibilities and do nothing because God is in charge of our lives? Or does it mean we should not do the needful in life? Of course not! The word commit in this context is to put into charge or trust. It is to entrust. This simply means that God should be put in charge of everything we attempts to do. Nothing should be done without His approval and signature. You should learn to work with Him. To truly succeed as a child of God in your endeavours, you should learn to put God in charge of both your life and everything concerning you. Unfortunately, most people make the mistake of implementing their plans without God’s approval and then asking Him to support them. No one can impose his or her plans on God; because, for everyone of us, He already have a plan when He created us. Therefore, to have His support, He should be involved in our plans. We should seek His opinion in our plans and follow His will.
Learning to commit your plans or work to God is a mark of true wisdom and understanding. Because you are a human who can die at anytime, it therefore means that you are not totally in charge of your plans, because even a good plan could be altered by death. Beloved, ultimate decision lies with God. Therefore, you should learn to commit your plans to Him and allow Him bring it to pass. When you make your plans, Put them into the hands of the Lord, and your purposes will be made certain. Learn to commit your works unto the Lord. Yes, all manners of works and plans, none is too small to be committed to Him. Seek to Him for strength and assistance in all, and leave the success of all with Him. Commit the business of the salvation of your soul, and the important affairs of it, completely to Him, who is able, willing, and faithful to keep what is committed to Him. Commit your works to Him, because He is better able to bear it. Beloved, determine to commit your works to God and remember that He causes all things to work together for good; and whatever is for your good and God’s glory shall be brought to pass. Know that you will have your desires and plans accomplished if you commit them to Him and trust in Him. (Psalms 37:5). God bless you.
Having read today’s devotional, what is expected of you?
1. Always commit your works or plans to God and He will establish you.
2. Never see your plans as too small to be committed to the hands of God.
3. No matter your expertise, intelligence and skills, do not depend on them alone for success; rather depend on God.
4. Always praise God for the success of your plans, and thank Him for equipping you for it.
Daily Task: When you make your plans, commit them to God through faith and prayer, and trust Him to establish them.
Daily Reflection: Learning to put God in charge of everything you attempt to do, and doing nothing without His approval and signature will decorate your plans with success.
Daily Prayer: Heavenly Father, today I commit my plans and works into your hands, help me to depend on you for success, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Daily Prophetic Declaration: You will succeed. Today, I decree over your life, may God cause your plans and the works of your hands to be established as you follow His leading, in Jesus’ name.
Daily Quote: A journey without God will certainly end in regrets, frustration, confusion and disaster.
Today In History: June 10, 1985. The Israeli army pulls out of Lebanon after 1,099 days of occupation.