Receiving Your Desires, Part 3of4, by Pastor Phil Sessa

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Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. 6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday (Psalm 37:5)

The Scriptures refer to us as sheep, which are not the smartest animals. Isaiah 53:6 says, “All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned everyone to his own way, and the Lord has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all.” Proverbs further reminds us that “There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof is death.”

We all have a way, a manner that we go about doing life. No matter what your way is, your way is no comparison to God’s Way! God is the author of life, and Jesus said, “I am the Way…,” because His way always leads to the Father. David implored that we do make two definite and uncompromising decisions.

First, “Commit your Way to the Lord.” Why should one commit his or her own way to the Lord? God surely knows what is best for our lives. His plan is for us to commit our plans to His Divine authority. Solomon wrote, “Many are the plans of a man’s heart, but the Lord orders his steps.” Have you yet committed you way to the Lord? If you have not is there really any sensible reason why you choose your will over His? Jesus said, Not my will but thy will be done.” You may need a Garden of Gethsemane experience in prayer, where you too lay down your life.

Secondly, “…Trust Him also.” Once you commit your way to Him then trust Him as you walk in that commitment. I think some people are afraid that God may call them to something that is new or requires a change. Remember when God called Abram to go to a place that God would show him (out there somewhere)? How many of us would be comfortable to hear God tell us to go somewhere, yet not be implicit as to our final destination? Would you have gone like Abram, if God called you to go toward a destination, trusting Him to work out the details along the way?

The result is that God “… he shall bring it to pass. 6 And he shall bring forth…” What is it that God will bring to pass? God desires that we commit our way to Him, resulting in His Way! our righteousness will be brought forth as the light. When Christ’s righteousness is in us, it will shine forth from our lives, emanating His righteousness to the world. He shall bring forth thy judgment as the noonday. The noonday is when the sun is its climax from sunup to sundown, and it is also the hottest at this point as well. God’s will is that our judgment would shine as the noonday. Overall no one likes the word judgment, but God loves this word, because it is part of His Word! May our judgment be lined up with God’s judgment, not being politically correct, but biblically correct? The liberal graduate school in NYC that I attended is a place where many hate to feel judged by God’s standards, but love to judge Christians as narrow minded Bigots. However, when our ways are committed to the Lord we will speak about His Judgment and be used of God to seek and save the lost like Jesus did. Jesus committed His Way to the Lord and trusted in His Father. Let’s follow in the footsteps of the Master, and our righteousness and judgment will shine forth like Christ’s. Psalm 103:6 says, “The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.”

Commit you way to Him, trust Him, and let Him cause your righteousness and judgment to shine as the noonday as you seek and save the lost.

Until the nets are filled…Blessings, Pastor Phil <><

 

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