"The human mind plans the way, but the LORD directs the steps."
Proverbs 16:9 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Sometimes we contemplate and create a plan as to how we think our lives should look like progress toward an end result. Now, there is nothing wrong with creating a plan or a direction in which we can grow and mature. That can certainly be a good thing. As followers of Jesus, the only caveat is that we need to be mindful of the direction that God has for us. In fact, if you are wanting to make a plan, invite God into that process and welcome the conversation with Him through the word and the Holy Spirit for His guidance. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made plans without including God throughout my life, but there are times when God will say, "Hey, my child. I’d really like to lead you in a different direction. Are you going to stick with your plan or would you be willing to follow where I lead you?" My heart’s desire is that I would always be open to saying "Yes" to my Father. You see, He doesn’t cause chaos or bring confusion. His way leads to a greater knowledge of Him and a peace in knowing that you are living out His will for your life.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that we would continually say YES to God. In the little things and in the bigger things. That we would know and trust that He will lead us through whatever we might face and that He will always be with us. Lastly, I pray that we would come to value God’s direction for us so He can continue to grow us in a way that glorifies the purposes of His kingdom.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…