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Listen while you read: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"1 (Lyrics)
We had been trying to get satellite television for five years. Several knowledgeable people had spent much time seeking to locate the signal for our dish, but failure always ensued. We even decided to move the dish and purchased a large pole, planting it in a new location hoping that this would work, but alas — still no signal.
Finally, my daughter and I decided to call it quits. We would live without television, so we cancelled our satellite account. The very next day, however, a satellite installer came to town to do work for a large organization, and someone mentioned our problem to him. After finishing the original work order, he asked for directions and showed up at our place, where he and his partner pulled their ladder off the truck, and within minutes of his climbing up to the dish, he had locked onto the satellite signal without any problem. I couldn't believe it! I asked him why he had been able to do this when so many others had failed. His reply was that he was the expert, the best in his field.
As I pondered his reply and the success he had so quickly achieved, I couldn't help but think of this Scripture verse:
Proverbs 16:3 – Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. (NIV)
God is the Expert of experts. He is the best in His field as Father, Creator, Lord, King, Saviour, Friend, Judge, Counsellor, and God above all gods. Thus, it only stands to reason that, indeed, when we do commit our plans to Him — really commit them to Him, by means of asking His advice and guidance and then following it, and not just dictating what we think we want or should have — they will succeed.
Today, tomorrow, or the next day, we may be sure that major decisions and/or problems will come our way, but let us be of good cheer and remember to commit them to the Expert of experts, and then, to rest in the knowledge that He is able to work things out just the way they're meant to unfold.
Prayer: Father God, thank You that we can call upon Your name through the power of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Thank You that when we do truly commit to You whatever we do, we can rest in the secure knowledge that our plans will succeed according to Your good and perfect will. In Christ's name, we pray. Amen.