Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Divine Planning - Bonita Y. McCoy

photo from Pixabay: Count it all joy.

Every year in January, my husband and I sit down to plan…the year ahead of us.
Now, we are not God and cannot foresee everything that will happen in a year. Thank goodness. Think how overwhelmed we would be if we knew every little detail, good or bad.

So, when we plan, it is always with the understanding that we want God’s will not ours to be done in our lives and the lives of those around us.

Trust me when I say we have had our share of surprises. Everything from unemployment and illnesses to the other extreme of spontaneous weddings and the fulfillment of hearts desires.

This is not unusual. It is the general condition of man, this not knowing.  

So, why plan?

If we can’t account for every item, why bother planning at all some would ask?

Because our planning is a reflection of our Father. Okay, what?

I’ll say it again. When we plan, we are imitating our Father God. Just like we reflect Him when we create, we reflect Him when we plan.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Who is doing the planning in this verse? God.

God has a plan.

Jesus, the Anointed One, is part of that plan, the plan of salvation for all mankind.

Our salvation and our good works are all a part of His plan. He planned our good works the Scripture tells us “from the foundation of the world.”

So, when you go to make a plan for this year or set some goals to pursue, remember you are reflecting God, the planner, in your actions.

You might wonder how the planning went for me and my sweet husband. It went divinely.

We opened in prayer, discussed trips and purchases, set goals and priorities, and ended in prayer.

Will it all go according to our plan? No. LOL.

But it will all go according to God’s plan, and for that, I am truly thankful.

Happy New Year and Many Blessings,

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