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Our lives are full of schedules, journals, diaries, day planers and calendars. We have a plan for today, tomorrow, next week and the rest of the year. We have plans for the kids, the grand-kids, for their sporting events, music lessons and Lego robot battle meets. We plan work days, get-a-ways, summer days and holidays. We turn the calendar page to make travel plans, family gathering plans, Christmas shopping plans and or course meal preparation plans. To say the least we can get overwhelmed by our own plans.

The Bible has a lot to say about the plan, but if I were to take all these verses of scripture and sum it up into one sentence, it would be, put Christ at the center of your plan. His Word, His Will, His ways. Learn the Word of God so you have knowledge to draw from when wisdom is needed.

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 (Do not worry about what you shall eat, drink or whether you will have something to wear.) The heart of man plans his ways, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9 (Establishes here means that He puts His power or weight behind it.)

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go into such and such a town and spend a year there and trade and make a profit” – yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord will, we will live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15

In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:6

Do not be anxious about anything but in everything with prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be known to God. Philippians 4:6-7

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8

Do not lay up treasurers on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up treasurers in heaven, where neither moth or rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where you treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-20

And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions”. Luke 12:15

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31

In love and compassion, Pastor Chris Droste