Monday, September 20, 2010

A prayer for plans

This is an exerpt from my "One minute prayers for Women" given to me by my friend Tracey, author of Back Away from the Plate. This particular entry felt like it was speaking to only me from the moment I began reading it.  It comes from the section entitled Plans...

Off Track

There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the LORD.

I have a planner overflowing with...well, plans, of course. Each day's box lays claim to a portion of my life.   I know that each time I set a commitment down in blue ink, I am also claiming a portion of the time You have planned for me.  I imagine I am steering things in the wrong direction more times than not.  I take great comfort in knowing You are able to guide my random efforts back to Your intention for my life.

As I make plans for the days ahead, may I seek Your guidance, Your priorities, and Your will.  When I follow Your direction, the meaning of each day is magnified.  The possibilities to serve You become clear.

After reading this, my sight was never clearer and I came to the realization that NO plan I make will ever come to be if I don't sit still and listen to the Lord and HIS plan for me. 

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