Friday, February 22, 2013


Welcome to "Fan the Flame" Friday.

This is a weekly post that will be "short and sweet" (kinda like me...)

Just a word and a phrase, a sentence or a question...just a little something to "fan the flame" of your creativity!

Today's word: commit

What does the word commit mean?

What does it mean to commit yourself to the Lord?

What is the most difficult thing for you to commit to Him?

Let me know what you think!!

"Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." (Proverbs 16:3, NIV)

"This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you…For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)

BLOG = "Blessedly Leaning On God!"


  1. I've never actually looked up the word, but I think of it as promising or determination. When I commit to something, I am standing for the long haul. When I commit something to God, I think of it as a promise between us that God will have control over the thing.

    Now you make me want to look up the word or even better find the word in scripture and see what the Hebrew and Greek draw for word pictures.

    Stop distracting me!! I'm committed to a kitchen right now. Grin.

  2. To me, commit means, totally in. Not just giving God a little toe, but,your entire body. Fully, completely His.

  3. Commit - to give. Commit to the Lord, give him my life, my thoughts, my actions, my dreams, my hopes, my fears, everything and let him work them for his glory. Hardest thing to commit to him is my life (and son).


  4. One of my commitment struggles revolves around my children; I have a terrible habit of worrying about them and, therefore, trying to micro-mangage their futures. I need to fully commit them to God's care and then rest in God's provision.

    A timely prod, Sharon.


  5. Fully backing away. In for the long haul...through ups and downs...and giving my all to God. Trusting trusting looking back. Good questions to ponder, Sharon.

  6. Hi Sharon,

    Guess what comes to mind is difficulty in committing, my worries and anxieties.

  7. At first glance I thought to stick with something but in the context of God I look at as giving it to Him. Trusting that He will take care of it without me attempting to take it back.

  8. Hi Sharon,

    Visiting from Spiritual Sunday...

    I think committing things to the Lord is a trust principle, and in order to commit things to the Lord you have to HAVE faith. You have to have faith that the Lord is willing and able to pick up what you commit to Him. :)

    Lovely blog; enjoyed being here this morning! :)
    Blessings and love,

  9. What does the word commit mean?

    It means to throw my whole self into something. Not just to do something - but to do something with dedication and whole-hearted devotion. No turning back.

    What does it mean to commit yourself to the Lord?

    It means that I not only commit my heart to the Lord, I give Him everything. I love Him with all of my heart, my soul, my mind, and my strength. Commitment in my mind is not just accepting Jesus as my Savior, it is making Him the Lord of my life.

    What is the most difficult thing for you to commit to Him?

    Probably the most difficult thing for me to commit to the Lord is my sons. I fret so much sometimes about them. It seems that I wish I could order their lives so that they never experienced pain or difficulties. But if I have fully committed my life to the Lord, that includes everything in my life - including my sons.



"So [I] have been greatly encouraged in the midst of [my] troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. It gives [me] new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. How [I] thank God for you!" (1 Thessalonians 3:7-9)

Thanks for your comments - it is such a joy to be sharing my journey with friends like YOU!

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