Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Planning Part Two

Good morning, Dear friends and Prayer Partners! This is the cloudy, windy day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! The sun is up somewhere, I think, but here is is still dark and kind of gloomy, but I really hope it rains, because we need it!

Yesterday, I ran some errands, but had nothing in particular that needed doing, after the home care helper came, so I went to Five Guys and bought a tasty, but not particularly healthy hot dog, and then went to the park, where I stood under the shelter and just looked at the water, and enjoyed the breeze for awhile. I saw a large turtle sunning himself on a fallen log, and several turtles on the weir, also catching some rays. God is good!

What if my plans fall short of God's plans for me?

Ephesians 19:21 You can make many plans, but the Lord's purpose will prevail.

Our plans cannot mess up God's plans!

What gives me confidence in any plans?

Ephesians 1:9-10 God's secret plan has now been revealed to us; it is a plan centered on Christ, designed long ago according his good pleasure. And this is his plan. At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ--everything in heaven and on earth.

God is in control of all things and always has been. Jesus Christ, who is now resurrected and ruling, will govern and guide us in the best possible ways.

Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you hope and a future.

Do not doubt God's good intentions for us. The wonder of creation, the evidence of his constant care, and the priceless gift of Jesus Christ for our salvation gives us confidence that he will establish all who trust in him.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,