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    Have You Committed Your Way to the Lord?
    By Tiffany Thibault

    Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will act. - Psalm 37:5

    My husband and I were super excited to buy a house that had a pool. My oldest daughter was already an amazing swimmer and could barely wait to unpack her bathing suit and jump into our very own swimming pool! My younger daughter was two and though she loved her bath, was a bit hesitant about this whole big pool thing.

    So I hired a sweet private swim teacher to come to our pool and teach my daughter. This amazing lady was able to get my daughter to swim across to the other side of the pool all by herself, within just a few lessons. It was wonderful that my two year old was able to swim and play in the pool with her sister, with me sitting on the edge. The teacher wanted me to practice with her throughout the week, but also to have her wear arm floaties when she would get tired. Somehow, my little girl equated swimming with those arm floaties.

    My two year old trusted her floaties to keep her safely bobbing on the surface. It gave her the freedom to enjoy every inch of the pool. She wanted to swim every day, for hours and her physical strength grew, along with her confidence. It opened up a new world for her.

    She insisted on wearing them every time she got in the pool. I did allow her to wear them, but as the summer progressed, I inflated them less and less without her knowledge. It got to the point that there was absolutely no air left in them, but she still insisted on wearing them, thinking she needed them to swim.

    Our walk with the Lord could be compared to my daughter using her pool floaties.

    Life can be a struggle at times, and we often end up in the deep end, with the worries and concerns of our lives causing us to tread the water. Sometimes it might feel as if we can barely keep our heads above the surface. It can feel like there are too many kids jumping into the pool, their splashes making it way too difficult to see clearly.

    The Bible verse tells us to "Commit your way to the Lord." When my daughter decided to go swimming, she fully committed to what that meant. She would ask me for permission, then convince her older sister to join her, and then had to go put on her bathing suit and without fail, the floaties. She was intentional about creating this fun experience again and again all summer long.

    In your schedule today, in the decisions you have to make, the people you interact with, the places you have to go, have you committed each and every one of these to the Lord?

     
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