Commit thy way unto the LORD
Psalms 37:3,4,5 - Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
We all want many things, like a child wants chocolate. But a parent who is concern about his / her child would use chocolate as a mean for the child's betterment. I do it with my daughter bargaining a chocolate with a deed. We do it only for the betterment of out children.
If God were to give everything we desired we would have been destroyed, because we do not have much understanding of life. Our collective understanding can be compared to the understanding of a five year old as to what the Lord will reveal to mankind in Christ in the days ahead.
To receive the desires of our heart the Lord asks of us four things:
1) Trust in the Lord (have faith)
2) Do good (be righteous)
3) Delight ourselves in the Lord (take pleasure in Him and his Kingdom)
4) Commit our way unto Him (commit our journey / life unto Him)
One would say - the Lord will not give all that we desire but only things which are good. I would say if we do the above things we would in no way ask or even desire for anything which is not good according to God's Kingdom.
We may also say it is impossible to do all these. Even the Lord understands how difficult it is for us. Therefore all these verbs are written in the tense QAL which is a casual tense. This means the Lord tells us to slowly and gradually take this path towards Him. He does not expect of us in one day to be perfect, He tells us everyday to make our efforts to better ourselves and He would be with us to help us. This also explains the Lord being with us even when we are not perfect. As far as we are on this journey the Lord will be with us helping us, guiding us and working through us.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You are an understanding Father. You do not abandon us because we are weak but help us and strengthen us to make us strong in You. Your love, mercy and wisdom are beyond measures and You shower them on us with righteousness. Help me Lord on the journey towards You. Strengthen me, guide me and comfort me at all times. I ask this in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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