Sunday, June 28, 2009

Proverb16:9

In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.(Proverbs 16:9, NIV)

Many of us thinks that when we have an objective, a plan and if we really work towards it, we will fulfill it. This verse speaks otherwise, we may plan a thousand steps to reach a goal but if God has another destiny for us, there will be strife and incongruencies in our spirit. The deeper we are with our Father, the clearer our vision will be as His for our life. It is a journey of learning and God is faithful to see us through. He is the Author and finisher of our faith.

The two meaning that i have written below shows the distinction between plan and determine therefore showing God's sovereignty. I hold on to this verse as a reminder of who I am in Christ and in seeking His will for my life.

Plan
1. A scheme, program, or method worked out beforehand for the accomplishment of an objective
2. A proposed or tentative project or course of action: had no plans for the evening.
3. A systematic arrangement of elements or important parts; a configuration or outline: a seating plan; the plan of a story.

Determine
1. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively.
2. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation.
3.To cause (someone) to come to a conclusion or resolution.
4. To give direction to

"He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, But he who trusts in the Lord will be prospered. He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever walks wisely will be delivered" (Proverbs 28:25,26).

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths" (Proverbs 3:5,6).

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. I've many problems going on with my life. It's the drought season on my spiritual side. It's the time when I seek God for help, but I don't see any answers. It's the time when I feel that God has business somewhere else.

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  2. I understand how that feels. But all i know is that God does not leave us even when we feel Him far away. I pray you are able to feel the 'connection' with Him once again.Hang on to Him.

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  3. Hi Sue, I know God will never leave us. But it's just one pf the period where I'm struggling with all the problems in my life and also my spiritual life. Thanks a lot for your support and concern.

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  4. Hi Jerine,rest in His love. Breakthrough will come. God bless!

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  5. thanks for sharing this. this verse is something close to my heart. reading this post edifies me! thanks again, god bless!

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  6. Hi Kathlynn, it's always nice to encourage someone. Thanks for letting me know.
    Look out for more splashes of grace from God.
    God bless!

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