By Evangelist Rachel Thomas
Special to the NNPA from The Savannah Tribune
Note what God’s initiatives are to be and what responsibility he expects from us in planning:
1. I will instruct you and teach you the-way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.—Psalm 32:8
2. For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for good and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.—Jeremiah 29:11.
3. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3.
4.If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish and it shall be done for you.—John 15:7.
5. Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?—Galatians 3:3.
6. For the Lord watches over all the plans and paths of godly men, but the paths of the godless lead to doom.—Psalm 1:6.
7. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.—Psalm 20:4 .
8. Where there is no guidance; the people fall but in abundance of counselors there is a victory.—Proverbs 11:14.
9. A wise man thinks ahead; a fool doesn’t, and even brags about it. —Proverbs 13:16.
10. We can make our plans, but the final outcome is in God’s hand.—Proverbs 16:1
11. Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.—Psalm 127:1
12. Without consultation, plans are frustrated, but with many counselors they succeed. A man has joy in an apt answer, and how delightful is a timely word!—Proverbs 15:22-23.
13. In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.—Proverbs 16:9.
14. There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord.—Proverbs 21 :30.
15. A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.—Proverbs 22:3.
16. Get the facts at any price, and hold on tightly to all the good sense you can get.—Proverbs 23:23.
17. Any enterprise is built by wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.—Proverbs 24:3-4.
18. Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever; and a crown is not secure for all generations.—Proverbs 27:23-24.
19. Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it?—Luke 14:28
20. Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time. because the days are evil. So then, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.—Ephesians 5:15-17.
This article originally appeared in the June 5, 2013 print edition.
Category: Spiritual Matters