Welcome back to the series #standingonpromises. This week I fancied writing a post rather than filming. Plus I was away from home last week, but here it is! Week 2.
Today I bring you the promise found in Proverbs 16:3
Commit your WORKS to the Lord and He WILL ESTABLISH your thoughts.
Following on from last week’s video, I want to touch on our plans/our purposes and how they are to be fulfilled by God. I think the Spirit is onto something here because these are the promises that keep coming up! Let’s look at the break down of this text:
When you commit to something, you pledge, devote, dedicate, give to that something or someone. But what exactly are we committing? What are these works we are to commit to the Lord?
We know from last week’s promise (Philippians 1:6) if you have a work, a purpose, a thing in your heart that God has put there, you can and must commit this daily to God. For He is the one what will complete it after all! However, it’s more than the thing you want Him to bless in abundance. I believe these works that God is asking us to commit, go further than God’s work or your purpose…
We can use the text in Colossians 3: 23 to gage what He wants from us
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.
You see, its EVERYTHING that we do! We are to commit our works to God, which means, the work we do at school, at church, in the home, at work. The work we do for others, that we might not want to do so we mumble and complain, this is the thing that God expects us to be diligent in. He wants to create in us a spirit of readiness, of perfect doing, and a spirit that will be patience and diligent in all things, just as Jesus was on earth! That’s why Proverbs 16:3 is a promise! It’s a gift to be able to commit everything to God, and then He doubles the blessings by establishing our thoughts.
What Are Your Thoughts?
I find, that the more we focus on God during everything we do, the more our thoughts are kingdom focused. God will not establish thoughts that are not according to His will of course, and so the more we commit every work that we do, to Him, this allows our thoughts to be fine tuned to what truly matters for God and our lives. Then, and only then will out thoughts be worthy of establishment!!
The Application for The Week
Last night I had a dream that I did something so brand new to get to somewhere new. Funny thing is, I kind of climbed out of a small window and took on work that was quite challenging in the time frame I had. You know those weird dreams that don’t make sense but they link to life – this was one of them.
I think the point of the dream was that this week, I’m going to have to make moves like never before. This week I have decided I will not give up hope! I have a bad tendency to say “oh never mind, forget it. It doesn’t matter”
Is that you too?
I don’t think that attitude will get us very far. God has not given us a spirit of fear that we should fear the outcome of our boldest choices, nor should be fear the disappointment or rejection we may or may not face. Instead He has give us a sound mind that knows where to go, what to place as the highest priority, and a spirit of love, that will enable us to see the biggest picture of life- to love God and love man (including ourselves, no matter what anyone else says about us or God!)
I will let you into a secret! I’m starting a campaign, to help me advance in my music ministry, and there are a whole bag of ideas that need to come to life so that this campaign will be as fruitful as it can be. Yes God has the best plans but we must start with something, and allow God to navigate the direction. So that’s what i’m doing. I need to make calls, ask questions, do some scary things in order to lift this campaign off the ground. And so,
I will work hard and I pray harder! My thoughts WILL be established.
I hope you feel encouraged to do the same this week. As always message me on Instagram if you want to chat more. I love hearing from you!