Proverbs 16:3 - How To Commit Your Works To The LORD.

Proverbs 16:3 - How To Commit Your Works To The LORD.

Proverbs 16:3 (NKJV) Commit your works to the LORD, And your 
thoughts will be established.  

Proverbs 16:3 (ESV) Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans 
will be established.  

Proverbs 16:3 (AMP) Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and 
trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become 
agreeable to His will, and] so shall your plans be established and 

For our plans to succeed, we must depend on the Lord.... The verb 
"commit" is literally "roll".... It portrays complete dependence on God. 
This would be accomplished with a spirit of humility and by means of 
a diligent season of prayer; but the plan also must have God's 
approval. [Expositors Bible Commentary] 

When a man recognizes his own need and turns to the Lord for 
guidance and help in every act and decision, then the powers of heaven 
come to his aid and enable him to carry out the decisions reached 
under the influence of the Holy Spirit. [SDA Bible Commentary] 

There are different ways to fail to commit whatever we do to the 
Lord. Some people commit their work only superficially. They say the 
project is being done for the Lord, but in reality they are doing it for 
themselves. Others give God temporary control of their interests, only to 
take control back the moment things stop going the way they expect. 
Still others commit a task fully to the Lord, but put forth no effort 
themselves, and then they wonder why they do not succeed. We must maintain a 
delicate balance: trusting God as if everything depended on him, while 
working as if everything depended on us. Think of a specific effort in 
which you are involved right now. Have you committed it to the Lord? 
[Life Application SB] 

Place your confidence in God, wholly, on a matter. (To do so, 
you will have to pray and search His Word to find out what it has to 
say on that matter.) This is putting our thoughts before the Lord 
and His Word. As we do this, He will give us the direction we need.  
Decide today to pay due respect to God in all that is done.  He will 
direct decisions, judgments, and actions.  And we can count on growing 
in our walk with Him. [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom]  

   The natural inclination in Christian living is to act on the 
impulse of a good idea. Not every good idea is from God. Sometimes good 
ideas get in the way of God ideas.  
   Where does your inspiration come from? The vision of the 
transfigured Christ inspired Peter: "O Lord, it is good for us to be here. If 
you wish, I will put up three shelters - one for you, one for Moses 
and one for Elijah" (Matthew 17:4). Our natural impulse is to do 
something good for God and suggest it to Him.  
   The tendency of the well-meaning person is to prepare a plan 
to do some good idea, and then pray, "Jesus, this is my plan. It is 
a good plan. It hurts no one, and I want it to please You. Lord, 
please bless my plan." It is plan, then pray.  
   So many of our ideas are impetuous. They are not what the 
Lord wants to do. They do not resemble in any way the things which 
concern Him. We have good ideas, but they are not God ideas. His agenda 
and our agenda conflict. We want to build Him a shelter but that is 
not what He wants.... When Peter, James, and John heard the voice of 
the Lord . . . they abandoned their inventive-but-self-made idea. 
The presence of the Lord magnified, and His holiness brought them to 
their senses. Jesus gained their attention, not by subduing them with 
a stern scolding, but by magnifying His presence until all the 
genius of their human ideas was bleached out by His refulgent face. 
   When they abandoned their good idea and fell facedown before 
the Lord, He could work with them again.... 
   When you and I abandon our good idea and fall to our face 
before me Lord, then He will come and touch us, too. When we pursue our 
own plan He cannot use us. We must abandon our good idea and fall 
facedown before Him. Then He will be able to use us again. Then He will 
reveal what He is doing - a God idea.... It is pray, then plan. Through 
prayer, Jesus instructs of His plan, a God idea. 
   Prayer removes the impulse of the good idea, the good idea 
born of human ingenuity but not of God. Pray, then plan. It is the 
habit of the surrendered saint. (Walking with Christ in the Details of 
Life by Patrick M. Morley) [Inspirational SB re Mat.13:12] 

Dear Child, I watch you laboring and fretting and anxiously 
striving to achieve things for me and my kingdom.  Hear me.  Your work is 
not my primary concern.  Your work is now, has always been, and 
always will be secondary to your relationship with me. What you do will 
flow out of your relationship with me as irrigation streams flow out 
of a deep, clear, powerful river.  The river (the relationship) 
will set your motives and supply your strength.  Then your work will 
flow forth to honor me.  Any time you allow your work to come ahead 
of your relationship with me, you risk working against me and my 
purposes. Draw near to me and rest.  Seek my will at every small turn.  
Listen for my voice.  Be filled with my Spirit.  Then work with joy and 
abandon! The Source of your power, God [PostCards from Heaven by Claire 


   Demonstrate your trust in Me by sitting quietly in My 
Presence. Put aside all that is waiting to be done, and refuse to worry 
about anything. This sacred time together strengthens you and prepares 
you to face whatever the day will bring. By waiting with Me before 
you begin the day's activities, you proclaim the reality of My 
living Presence. This act of faith - waiting before working - is noted 
in the spirit world, where your demonstration of trust weakens 
principalities and powers of darkness.  
   The most effective way to resist evil is to draw near Me. 
When you need to take action, I will guide you clearly through My 
Spirit and My Word. The world is so complex and overstimulating that 
you can easily lose your sense of direction. Doing countless 
unnecessary activities will dissipate your energy. When you spend time with 
Me, I restore your sense of direction. As you look to Me for 
guidance, I enable you to do less but accomplish more. (Luke 12:22-26; 
Ephesians 6:12 NKJV; Proverbs 16:3) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Do not be weighed down by the clutter in your life: lots of 
little chores to do some time, in no particular order. If you focus too 
much on these petty tasks, trying to get them all out of the way, you 
will discover that they are endless. They can eat up as much time as 
you devote to them. 
   Instead of trying to do all your chores at once, choose the 
ones that need to be done today. Let the rest slip into the 
background of your mind, so I can be in the forefront of your awareness. 
Remember that your ultimate goal is living close to Me, being responsive 
to My initiatives. I can communicate with you most readily when 
your mind is uncluttered and turned toward Me. Seek My Face 
continually throughout this day. Let My Presence bring order to your 
thoughts, infusing Peace into your entire being. (Pro. 16:3; Mat. 6:33) 
[Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 


   How can your plans succeed? You need two things: prayer and 
diligence. Prayer and diligence are like two sides of the same coin. You 
pray as if it all depends on God, and you work as if it all depends 
on you. Putting your whole effort into something feels so different 
when you have prayed about it and God is empowering you in it.  
   Committing to the Lord whatever you do means saying, "God, 
I'm committing to you another day, one day at a time. I want to be 
healthier at the end of the day than I was when I got up this morning. 
Please give me the strength to do my part in that." That's the pray 
part. Proverbs 13:4 says, "The desires of the diligent are fully 
satisfied." In other words, you've got to work. It takes faith, food, 
fitness, focus, and friends. You eat right; you exercise. You focus your 
thoughts on Scripture. You get enough sleep. You build community. That's 
the diligence part. 
   Transformation is super-powered when you are diligent, 
devoted, and dependent. [The Daniel Plan 365-Day Devotional] 





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