Monday, August 14, 2006

Many are my plans....

Thoughts for today...

"Many are the plans in a mans heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails"
Proverbs 19:21

Have I been consulting the Lord in my everyday plans? Do I wake up eager to find out what His heart is for my day? Am I seeking out His wisdom in His word moment by moment? Am I continuously asking Him for the answer when I find myself in a situation that needs a decision?

Or, am I quick to make decision based on what I want? Do I roll out of bed and grab my breakfast, my morning coffee, check my email, read some flyers and gab on the phone for a bit before I go to God in prayer and thanksgiving? Would I rather lay in bed reading a magazine, or doing a crossword puzzle than read the word?

Unfortunately my life generally speaks the latter, fortunately, the holy spirit has been faithful in convicting me in my selfish ways. I pray that today I'd be able to commune with God throughout the day, instead of only going to Him when chaos arises or doubt hits. When I'm shaken I want to stand firm in my relationship with my Father. I want these desires to be more than good intentions. And He is faithful, His grace is sufficient. He has the almighty power to change me on the inside.

Just like King David I cry out to You
create in me a clean heart
I've greived you again
I need your release
from patterns that keep me in sin
there's only one way I can finally break free
Change me on the inside
Change me on the inside
Change me on the inside

5 comments:

  1. im with you on this one!

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  2. Wow hat sermon sure hit me hard too. God wants it ALL, every moment of every second.

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  3. hi -
    i found you as i was "surfing" the web. just want to tell you that your post was EXACTLY what my heart needed to hear.

    amen
    and amen...God bless you!

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  4. Wow, how true. It is hard to get out of the routine of putting self first. Loved it!

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  5. Thanks for sharing your heart. I love your pursuit of God. May God use you to be the aroma of Christ to those around you.

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