PLAN WITH HUMILITY AND GOD’S DIRECTION

Plan With god's direction

 

Psalm 131 Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. 2 Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. 3 Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever.

 

I believe in setting goals and planning because “nothing just happens.” We will affect the future at random or by chance or we can affect it on purpose, but we will affect it.  Planning isn’t an attempt to control the future but rather to plan toward the future we believe God would have us live.

 

Our plans need connected to God and as a response of humility before Him lest we attempt things too high for ourselves that God never intended. Yes, of course we can shoot too low but more often than not our emotions get us all worked up and we end up self-engineering our own dreams that lead to disappointments we manufactured. We need to quiet our emotions and listen for God’s direction from within our spirit. Proverbs 20:27 tells us, “The spirit of a man is the candle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.” First 1 Corinthians 2:12 adds, “Now we have received not the spirit of the world but the Spirit which is of God that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.”

 

Why not start out asking the Lord what He’d have us to do or what does He have planned for us and then do just that? He said in Isaiah 45:11, “Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.”

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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