Having your thoughts “Established”


Proverbs 16:3 says” Commit your works to the Lord, and your thoughts will be established.

What does it mean to be established? We understand that the word commit literally, means to transfers a burden from ones own back to the one stronger and better able to bear it, which is God. But what is it about this word established, because this is what many of us aren’t sure what it means. The word established means succeed, or achieved. Today I want to take it a little deeper, it’s not just succeeding, for succeeding comes after one responds to God’s Will and guidance.

th (3)Anytime we are looking to God’s word for strength, comfort, wisdom and so forth God will give us what I call a two-part to it, “which literally means God is expecting us to do something first then the rest of the scripture will work for us.

For instance we quote Proverbs 3:5-6 but in order for it to work we must do the first word which says “trust” we quote Isaiah 40:31 “how do you expect to have renewed strength and soar like an eagle, when you won’t put your hope in God?

For when a man commits his faith in prayer, commit himself and his works to the Lord, his mind is made easy. His thoughts are composed and settled, and he quietly waits the issues of things; he says, the will of the Lord be done. For he knows that God causes all things to work together for good.

 

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