“The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.”
- Maybe everything we are doing is okay. We are not doing anything wrong and people know that we are basically good people, but we must commit everything to God, our thoughts, our hearts, and our actions. In reality, we should run our ideas by the Lord before we make our plans. When we do, our peace and joy can never be taken. Our commitment to the Lord must always override our plans. At the beginning of each plan I must establish in in my heart and mind to honor God in every step of that plan. Our plans may have an end goal, but God must be our ultimate goal.
- What is your motive for doing the things you do?
- Where does God fit in to your goals?
- Is God one of the ingredients of your life or is He the focus of your heart, soul, and mind, and without a doubt you could not survive without Him?
- How can you rejoice in His presence when you have not even noticed His absence?
- When you make plans do you ever run them by God for approval?
Proverbs 16:9 “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Psalm 127:1 “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”
Dear Lord, may we draw closer to You and seek understanding during difficult situations and circumstances, rather than complain and feel sorry for ourselves! May we glorify You during these trials! Amen