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God Gives The Vision, We Make The Plans (1366 hits)

When I was a teenager and had been a Christian for only about two years, I kept wondering why God didn’t seem to be guiding me in my life. Perhaps you are wondering the same thing about your own life.

I used to want God to show me His will at night in my room, so I would stay up all night with one eye open, just waiting. I used to pray, “Oh, Lord, let the angels show up.” Then I would look and there would be nothing but mosquitoes. Sometimes, I would hear a little noise outside and I would open the door, thinking that the angels had shown up. Yet when I looked outside, all I would see was a rat running across the yard. Some angel!

I persisted in wanting God to show Himself to me and to guide me. Whenever they sang a certain song in church, I used to sing it the loudest: “Lead me, guide me, along the way!” One day, as I was singing this song, I felt as if the Lord was saying to me, “Lead you along what way?” I realized then that if you don’t have a plan, God doesn’t have anything specific to direct you in.

Proverbs 16:1 says, “To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.”

That’s a very powerful statement. God is saying, in effect, “I gave you the vision. Now you put the plan on paper, and I will work out the details.”

Proverbs 16:9 says, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”

If you don’t have a plan, how can He direct you?

This devotional is an excerpt from Dr. Myles Munroe's book "The Principles and Power of Vision"

Scripture Of The Day: “To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue.” - Proverbs 16:1
Posted By: anita moore
Wednesday, January 5th 2011 at 5:27PM
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I love Myles Monroe's teachings because he makes things so simple that even a little child could understand what he's talking about. Absolutely agree with this devotional in that writing down our plans is essential if we want to accomplish our goals and not only that, we must revisit and revise the plan as things progress or fail to progress. Excellent commentary!
Wednesday, January 5th 2011 at 5:38PM
Jen Fad
All right now! You take one step, God takes two!!
Friday, January 7th 2011 at 11:58PM
You betta preach, Rev preacher!!
Saturday, January 8th 2011 at 8:40PM
Jen Fad
@aNITA That is why the pure, innocent minds of the child...is..

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