No matter what version of the Bible you are reading, the word “commit” and “committed” appear over and over again.
“You shall not commit adultery.” Exodus 20:14
And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. Deuteronomy 19:20
Almost every time, the word is in regard to committing a sin, warnings about committing a sin, or the consequences of committing a sin.
So this is my 2016 word.
I do not want to commit any sin against God. I am also human and, most likely, will commit some thing(s) against Him. I am sorry before I even do such as I do not want that for myself nor to do such against the God I love with all of my heart.
When I chose “commit” as my word, I included those meanings listed above, but, actually, I am focusing on committing my life, my walk, my heart, my all to God, desiring His orchestration of me…all of me!
Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in Him, and He will act. Psalm 37:5
I do not want to be half-hearted and need extra proof from Jesus to commit my life, my days, my moments to Him.
Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know Me, Philip? Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on My own authority, but the Father Who dwells in Me does His works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me, or else believe on account of the works themselves. John 14:8-11
I believe, LORD. Please help my unbelief.
“Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
and perform your vows to the Most High,
and call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” Psalm 50:14-15
“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies Me;
to one who orders his way rightly.
I will show the salvation of God!” Psalm 50:23
In thanksgiving, I commit myself to You because of all the You have done for me. I praise You, Abba Father, for in Your sacrifice of Your Son, I am now saved from death, having eternal life with You. I give You all the glory because You are All…ALL! Teach me to walk in Your ways and Your way alone. I am so in love with You. I am committed to You because You are truly Enough. Uphold me when I stumble; lift me when I fall. Your arms are strong enough and wide enough for me. Your touch is tender enough for me. Your love is true enough for me. You are enough, Father. Enough. In the Name that is Enough, I pray. Amen.