My Verse

Isaiah 43:1

"But now, thus says the Lord, your Creator, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Isreal, "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!"

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Lord Willing

James 4:13-17

13Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money." 14Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that." 16As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil. 17Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.

By nature, I am a planner. Before I go to sleep, I am thinking what my first plan of action will be in the morning. Which is usually get up and fix me a cup of coffee. But I am so detailed that I will plan out exactly how many times I will hit the snooze button before succumbing to the day.

I want to be a "Lord willing" type of person. I have heard at times, a person say, "I am going to do this or that, Lord willing". Right now, we have a lot of decisions that need to be made, and I, in my infinate wisdom, want to plan it all out. Open my Microsoft Excell sheet, list it all out, and make sure nothing is overlooked.

Lord, help me to submit my life to Your will. Instead of making plans and leaving You out of them, I want You to be in the center of it. Help me to be a "Lord willing" person.


Traci said...

Hmmmm...I think there is a time and a place. kind of. I think it's good for you to be a planner and detail person. Lord knows I WISH I could be a detail person! I'm a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants person, and my stupidity gets me into a heck of a lot of trouble. It's good to plan out things...but not when it interferes with faith.

Depends on what you're talking about though... =)

Melinda said...

Sometimes, I wish I could be more of a fly-by-the seat-of-my-pants person! ;) You said it exactly, I can't let my plans over shadow God's. I just have to remember, that when I have finalized my plans and details, God gets the ultimate say.

I have to admit this wasn't my finest blog. I've been trying to blog at work, and well, I guess it shows! :)

Traci said...

no way! It's great...keep 'em comin'! =)


Melinda said...

I hope to blog more come february. I'll officially be a full time domestic engineer! :)