I Thessalonians 5:18 - ``Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.``


Proverbs 16:3 (NRSV)  — Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Commitment means pledging oneself to something or to someone else, with dedication and loyalty. Therefore, making a commitment is making a promise, a vow, a pledge, intentional obligation.

We commit ourselves to someone or something daily, whether consciously or subconsciously— to our families, jobs, laws, etc. In all these things, how committed are we to increasing our relationship with God?

We are busier these days as ever, but are we so busy that we can’t be intentional about committing to give the Creator of ALL our time?

Acts 17:28 states, “In Him we live and move and have our being.” Therefore, committing to spend time with God daily, giving thanks for his blessings, should be an intentional act. Without Him, we aren’t!

When you love someone, you commit to spend time with them. If you love God, make the commit today to increase your prayer time, Bible study time, and alone time with Him. “Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.” Psalm 37:5 (NRSV)

Pray and ask God what areas in your life you can become more committed, then be intentional about your commitment!


John 14:27 (NRSV) — “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”

Additional Scripture Reference:

Philippians 4:6–7 (NRSV)  “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (7) And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

In both noted scriptures, we are admonished not to worry but to receive peace. Having peace doesn’t mean that we won’t experience turmoil, but we have the the understanding that even in the turmoil we have the peace of God.