Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19
I don’t think I’m the only one who concocts grand schemes that end up with me gaining riches or glory or fame. I have a great imagination. Of course, very few of those schemes ever make it beyond the dreaming stage. When I begin planning those that almost seem realistic, I often wonder what I was thinking. “Many plans are in a person’s mind, but the LORD’s purpose will succeed.” (Proverbs 19:21) The plans that I develop rarely work out unless I make sure I consider God’s purpose. When I begin my planning, I should ask, “What does God want?” Maybe that’s why all those schemes that end up with me becoming fabulously wealthy or immensely powerful never come to fruition. Ultimately, God’s plan and purpose will prevail and I will be a part of fulfilling it if I keep focused on Him. True joy in life comes from understanding God’s will and taking part in it. If you really want success in life, find out what God is doing and join Him.
Lord, remind me to seek You each day. Let me know Your will and Your purpose. Help me to follow You in all that I do.