We humans make plans, but the Lord has the final word. 2 We may think we know what is right, but the Lord is the judge of our motives.3 Share your plans with the Lord, and you will succeed. Proverbs 16: 1-3
I cannot tell you how many times that I have made plans without discussing them with the Lord. Sometimes I planned in my mind because I didn’t really want God’s input. At those times, my motivations were almost always self-serving, selfish and yes childish. More often than not those self-made plans like mice and men often went awry. As I read this passage in my quiet time this morning a great comfort came over me as I read verse 3. Share your plans with the Lord, and you will succeed. I suddenly felt that I not only wanted to share my plans with the Lord, I actually am inspired to have a plan. Most of you know that I am not a great pre-planner, I approach each day with a list of things I need to accomplish but seldom do I dream a long term plan. I felt a resurgence of a long-neglected need to sit down with the Lord and search my heart. What is God trying to accomplish through me?
Today I urge you to dream. Take all the things swimming around in your head and in your heart and offer them up to God. Together with God make a plan on how you are going to carry out God-honoring things in your life. And together with God make a plan on how you are giving up those things that separate you from God’s Holy Presence. Do you have major hurdles to overcome? Make a plan with God.
Do you have some big decisions to make? Make a plan with God.
A well thought out plan shared with God will succeed if we take the time to work it out with God.
Pastor Scott and (Pastor Jenny)