I am determined not to get behind on sharing my thoughts on the June Scripture Writing Plan – Committing to God. I want to stay committed to daily sharing here. Lord, help me. That last little bit goes perfectly with the June Scripture Day 1 verse: Proverbs 16:3. Please note that I will be using a CSB for all my scriptures for this writing plan.
June Scripture Day 1 – Proverbs 16:3
When I am studying scriptures, there are two questions I ask myself. The first one being, “what does God want me to learn about this truth?” and the second, “what does this truth tell me about God?”
Today’s scripture is Proverbs 16:3 which reads: Commit your activities to the Lord, and your plans will be established. (CSB)
Answering my first question, for the first part of this truth, God is telling me a couple of things. First, He’s telling me He knows I have thoughts, ideas, desires, regarding my life, and He’d like for me to commit them to Him. Basically, this means to share them with Him – hand them over to Him. He wants me to rely on Him for everything big and small.
Secondly, He’s telling me that when I hand them over to Him, He’ll get them sorted out. And for the ones that are aligned with His plans for me, they will all play out to His will.
Now to answer the second question, what does this verse tell me about God? First, it tells me He loves me. Enough to want to hear about my ideas, plans, struggles, etc.
Secondly, it tells me that God will make the things I share with Him happen. But we must remember that “all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) We also need to remember what Isaiah 60:22 states: When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen.” (Isaiah 60:22)
June Scripture Day 1 – Proverbs 16:3
Many of us often forget how important it is for us believers to talk to God about everything. Before we make decisions, before we speak, before we jump to react we need to commit it all to Him.
When I started my walk with God, I didn’t share a lot of my plans, ideas, thoughts, with Him. It wasn’t until later that I realized how much more I was able to get done with Him, then alone.
Honestly, I sometimes forget to run things by Him and I jump to do, say, start, etc. many things. Most of the time the end results for those things never meet my expectations or nearly what I imagined.
But when I’ve taken the time to Pray about them, commit them, consult, and ask for His guidance it never fails, there is peace, a calmness, and I find delight in the process.
Not everything that I’ve passed along to Him has come to pass. At first, I thought maybe He didn’t hear me. I’d pray about it again, and again, then one day I learned to had to be patient. So now I hand things over to Him once, then for things I am really passionate about I’ll talk to Him about them further.
I am still learning and by no means am I a seasoned Christian. Nope, I am definitely a newbie who asks for His guidance with everything. I’ve come a long way in the past 2 1/2 years, but He and I have a lot more work to do. Because He’s not finished with me yet and I don’t want Him to be either. I don’t ever want to feel or think that I don’t need to seek God’s presence.
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