Today's Promise

When We Commit

Today's Promise - October 30

Dr. Bill Bright


"Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him to help you do it and He will" (Psalm 37:5).

Janet remained after the student meeting for counsel.

"How can I commit everything I do to the Lord?" she inquired. "What is involved in a total commitment?"

I explained that mere words can be superficial and shallow, and even insulting to God. It is the commitment of our intellects, our emotions and our wills to do the will of God in every situation with the faith that we can, as promised, trust Him to help us do whatever He calls us to do.

Sometimes I wonder if we really know the meaning of the word commitment. Paraphrasing an anonymous source:

We sing "Sweet Hour of Prayer" and are content with five or ten minutes a day. We sing "Onward Christian Soldiers" and wait to be drafted into His service. We sing "O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing" and don't use the one we have.

We sing "I Love to Tell the Story" but never witness to the love of Christ personally. We sing "We're Marching to Zion" but fail to march to worship or Sunday school. We sing "Cast Thy Burden on the Lord" and worry ourselves into a nervous breakdown.

We sing "The Whole Wide World for Jesus" and never invite our next-door neighbor to consider the claims of Christ. We sing "O Day of Rest and Gladness" and wear ourselves out traveling or cutting grass or playing golf on Sunday. We sing "Throw Out the Lifeline" and content ourselves with throwing out a fishing line.

Consistency is a wonderful word for the believer in Christ. Add to that the word commitment and you have a rare combination of supernatural enablements that result in a triumphant, fruitful life.



5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
    fear the Lord and shun evil.
8 This will bring health to your body
    and nourishment to your bones.

9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,
    with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
    and your vats will brim over with new wine.


Today's Action Point

Today I will commit everything I do to the Lord and trust Him to help me do what He calls me to do. Since He has called me to be His witness, I will trust Him to enable me to share His love and forgiveness through Christ with someone else today.

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