Making Plans

Good morning all

I cant believe it is two weeks since I blogged – work seems to have gone mad plus today I find myself with my wife driving to Exeter today for my uncles funeral. It  is certainly  true that  life and work life can chop and change so quickly .. calm to frantic and back again just as easily.

Luke 6 v 46 says “But why do you call Me “Lord, Lord,” and not do the things which I say? ”

This verse asks a question that we need to answer correctly to make right use of our knowledge of God. A powerful influence works in us to justify why we do not conform to God’s way more thoroughly, despite what we know. If we must learn any lesson in all of life, it is that God is God, and His Word is sure. Virtually everything in life on this earth is under the sway of Satan, working through “carnal-minded men at enmity against God”. The Devil’s way is designed to influence men’s thinking to believe that man is supreme, while at the same time giving lip service to God as if they know Him.

What does the Bible reveal about this? Do men not have power, knowledge, and will? Of course! And I see evidence of this at work every day. But what happens when they come into conflict with God’s will? What happened when man tried to build the Tower of Babel? Or when Pharaoh attempted to keep Israel in slavery in Egypt? Or when Balaam sought to curse Israel? Could the Canaanites thwart Israel’s invasion of the land? Did Saul manage to kill David? Could Jonah resist God’s command to preach to Nineveh? Could Nebuchadnezzar execute Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego? Did Herod succeed in slaying the infant Jesus?

Proverbs 19 v 21 says, “There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the LORD’s counsel—that will stand.” Do we consult with God before we launch into going after our plans? And how about before we start each day and head off to work? I too often forget to ask God for His plans for me each day. When I do, the day is always better!!!! Many times, we ( or at least “I”) fail to do this because He is so far from our thinking in practical, everyday situations that we do not consider if He has any plans for us as part of His will. But he does, in every detail. I will try to remember this wonderful fact every morning.

Have a good week, no matter what your day is looking like… He is there for us if we let Him and if we let Him it is better.

 

Mark

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