Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5, 2009, "Commit"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
By: Teresa Criswell

"Commit your work to the Lord and then your plans will succeed."
~ Proverbs 16:3 ~

Sounds simple. I'm starting to find that as I commit my day to the Lord, or a project, I have found that this verse "ain't" kiddin''s truth. God has made it simple for us, hasn't He? Then why is it we choose the complicated way of doing things? If I ever get an answer for that one, I'll let you know.

When reflecting on the way a child speaks, sees, dances, twirls about, colors pictures, the way they look at their surroundings, even the way they look at their fingers and toes. It is refreshing to see them as they notice such wonder, as though they are experiencing their moment for the first time when in reality, they live like that daily.

I desire that "simplified" way of looking at my life in the Lord. It's easy, yet difficult, only when we want control. I ask myself, "Why do I want control? I mess it up every time." Or if it is what the world calls successful, why is there a feeling of "who cares", it's just another thing accomplished.

When we commit our family, our day, our projects and work to the Lord; I've noticed in my own life, it tends to be carried through as an act of worship unto the Lord. As it is an act of worship to the Lord, then excellence becomes a part of the end result of the way I am a wife, parent, friend, etc.

We don't want to be 'simpleton's', but we want to live simply for Jesus. Proverbs 1:32, "For they are simpletons who turn away from me--to death." In this proverb what does a 'simpleton' do? They turn away from God, and as they turn away there is only one other way besides life and that is death.

Consider once again the way children are in awe of the "first times". This season of my life, I want every moment with God to be as the first time...which leads to AWE and knowing that my Heavenly 'Daddy' can do anything, nothing is impossible!

God blesses us as we reveal His blessings on others with both our actions and words!


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