PROVERBS 16:1-3 The plans of the mind and orderly thinking belong to man, but from the Lord comes the (wise) answer of the tongue.
2. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirits — the thoughts and intents of the heart.
3. 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 succeed. Amp.
Commit – d) to give in charge or trust; to put officially in custody or confinement.
Trust – d) firm belief in the honesty or reliability, etc. of some person or thing; confident expectation, hope.
Establish – d) to make stable; settle.
We know that we were created in God’s image. And if that is true, then He has a wonderful plan for each of us. He knows us completely and formed us for something beautiful. But there are times when our desires get in the way and stop the work of God in our life. We cannot see or know everything that is ahead. He knows what we are suited for and what is best for us.
Ephesians 1:17-18 For I always pray the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation — of insight into mysteries and secrets — in the deep and intimate knowledge of Him,
18. By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints — His set apart ones, Amp.
As we are privileged to see into the mysteries of God and His plan for us, we are changed. We can let go of our own plans. The plan that we have for our self is never as wonderful as His plan is for us. We need Him to open our eyes so we can see. The devil is always there with his lies. But if we pray and truly seek the Lord for His will, He will eventually make it clear to us.
How do we commit our ways unto Him? His way is always prayer through faith. We have to come to Him in faith believing He will hear and answer us. Then as we find the perfect promise in the Word of God that meets our need, we bring it to Him and reverently say, “It says here in Your Word that you will supply all of my needs and I need (——), You promised and you cannot lie, so do as thou hast said.”
He always keeps His promise. Then we trust and commit our ways to Him knowing and truly believing that is the best thing for us. Then the devil always comes and tells you, He will not answer you for (a million) reasons. We must choose if we are going to believe what God’s Word says to us or what the devil says to us.
This is where trust comes in. Do we truly believe the Word of God? Do we truly believe that Jesus loves us as much as He says, that if we serve Him, He will really make all things work for our good so we can rest in all that He is?
Then we can give up our desires and roll them on Him and He will change our thoughts to become agreeable to His will. Then we are on our way to being successful and established. He begins to flood our hearts with Light so we can see into His secrets and see the beauty of His Kingdom. Our desires begin to lose their strength and we are changed.
It is a battle because the devil will do everything he can to stop you because he knows then you will be a hindrance to him and his works. We must continue to bring the promise to the Lord until the answer manifests itself. But Oh, the wonderful things we learn in our prayer time. We gain strength from our prayer time that nothing else can give to us. We simply gain nothing without prayer.
POEM — STREAMS IN THE DESERT
Just as I am. Thy love unknown,
has broken every barrier down,
now to be Thine, yea, Thine ALONE,
O Lamb of God, I come!