Words from the Heart for Monday November 6th, 2017
Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)
The Lord’s Purpose Prevails
Sometimes we simply make our plans and then ask the Lord to bless them. We may have lots of good ideas filling our hearts and minds and calendars. However, it is the Lord’s plans that actually produce. Let’s begin by asking Him to direct us. We can move from “good ideas” to “God-assignments.” The Lord will bless what He assigns us. He has creative ways far greater than ours.
When an organization in Canada applies for charitable status with the Canadian Revenue Agency, one of the most important parts of the application is the organization’s purposes. According to the CRA, “The purposes of an organization are the objectives that it is created to achieve. Each of an organization’s purposes must be clearly stated in its governing document, such as letters patent, articles of incorporation, trust, or constitution. If an organization’s purposes are not exclusively charitable, it is not eligible for registration.”
God is in control. He knows what is best for you and so the wisest thing you can do is to figure out God’s will for your life and what His plans are for you and get your plans in line with His. He will, after all is said and done, work out His perfect plan for your life. This is what King Solomon writes about in Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” People love to make plans. They give us hope for the future and help us wake up in the morning and roll out of bed. At the same time we recognize that our best laid plans often go afoul. We all have days when nothing goes right. What we fail to see is that while we make our plans, behind the scene God is at work. His plans are always the best for us. What peace we would enjoy if we would seek God’s will for our lives each and every day and get our plans in line with His.
These have been words from the heart.