Got plans?

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.” Proverbs 16:9

Have you done any planning recently?  Made plans for the weekend or for the summer or for a special vacation?  Have you made plans for your retirement?  Have you made plans for where or what you are going to eat tonight?  The dictionary indicates that making plans should be a realistic view of the expectations; depending upon the activities, a plan can be long range, intermediate range or short range.  Preparation of a comprehensive plan will not guarantee success, but lack of a sound plan will almost certainly ensure failure.

I’ve sat down and made some plans for the remaining years of my life and have an agenda that set a course for the remainder of my journey.  If my history repeats itself in the coming years I can tell you now there will be some challenges and failures.  I’ve presented my plan to my Heavenly Father and am still watching and listening for His guidance.  I truly want the Lord to determine my steps on this journey regardless of my own agenda.  I am hoping that His directions and my steps will intersect at some point but if things look too dark, I will turn to His course and be confident of His wisdom and my life blesses more people.

Our Triune God will determine your steps, my steps and the steps of this child who lives in Ouanaminthe.  My journey intersects with his journey as my life is bringing him a noon meal at his Lutheran school.  I don’t know how much longer he will be blessed by my gifts but I am confident that this is a direction that is God pleasing.  God knows our hearts and He will often direct us to do things in which we are gifted or where our personalities just seem to be a natural fit; it is His plan for us and for this child.  Thank you for feeding children in Trinity/HOPE programs and preparing them for their journey...His journey for them.

Dear Heavenly Father, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the ending, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils unknown.  Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  Amen. 

May God be with you…Jay