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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. Unedited. The prompt this week is … Commit.

Upon reading the word, I went to bed, only to have the verse continually weave its way in and out of my thoughts:

Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.” (Psalm 37:5, NASB)

I sat for some time, questioning what this actually means. It doesn’t mean to simply pray about doing whatever I want and God will do it.

Commit – one of the definitions is to bind or obligate oneself. Another is to promise or pledge.  (

As we commit our ways to the Lord, binding the choices, decisions, and directions our lives will journey on, they are aligned with the ways of the Lord.

It is then we can trust Him to work out our way as we have chosen His way.

This verse builds on the heels of the verses before it, providing much wisdom for our lives:

  • Trust in the Lord and do good” (verse 3)
  • Delight yourself in the Lord” (verse 4)
  • Commit your way to the Lord” (verse 5)


“A life totally committed to God has nothing to fear, nothing to lose, nothing to regret.” (Pandita Ramabai)


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