What are your plans? In His Word 1-2-18

What are your plans? - In His Word 1-22-18

Moving forward in the year, in life, in His Word; we have to begin in the same place in order to ‘get it done’! We need to be prepared in our hearts via His Word and prayer.

The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes; but the Lord weights the spirits. Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established. Proverbs 16:1-3


Sometimes we think we know what is best, we set things in  motion on our own and we step out into the water only to sink because we do not really believe God is with is in a thing. This thing can be a ministry, a new car, or a new life path; whatever it is we can plan all we want but it is God who will bring it together.

When we hear God’s voice call to us to do a thing; through our Bible, or prayer, or through a preacher or teacher speaking to our heart from His; we must respond to the call of God. It is not something we can really ignore, and usually we know it when He is the one encouraging us to do, or write a certain thing. It is the kind of idea that comes to you and creates such an excitement, yet almost a fearful feeling at the same time as you see the specific plan unfold before you.  

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send and Who will go for us? The I said, “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8

Often we think as Moses and ask Him; “Who am I that I should…” be called to this task, but God knows who we are, He knows our heart, and mind. He knows why He chose us to do a thing.  

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 

We need to remember that.

Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything. Dear friends, if we don’t feel guilty, we can come to God with bold confidence. 1 John 3:19-21

There are times when we feel as Moses did, that we are not enough, not good enough, not wise enough not cool enough, or not spiritual enough. But God knows us! He knows our hearts, our minds, our lives. He loves us just as we are and can use us just as we are.

In whatever state we are in when He calls to us to do whatever it is that He has given us to do He will equip us to do it!


But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 1Timothy 2:14-17

This is the purpose for In His Word each week; to be an inspiration to be used by God to encourage others to read the Bible and hear God’s voice speaking to their hearts and minds and helps them to find the way God has put before them. Whatever the plan is that God has put before you or I we must walk in it because He has put it there. Writing all these years has been in the plan that God has for me. Perhaps He has planted a seed to write in you? Or maybe it was to speak or to preach to the lost? Maybe you are an exhorter, or a nurturer of injured souls? Whatever it is ‘tier of shoe laces’ even has a specific purpose in God’s plan for you and I! 

So let it be done as He said!

God said that we should walk in faith, trusting Him and obeying His commands. He said that we should love Him and others through the Holy Spirit in our lives. In each day that He has given us, we have been given a plan. Even if you do not see it yet! He has a plan for this day, for this week for this year! For your life; God has a plan.

This week, take the time to think, pray and read the Bible. Find a notebook or some space in the back of your Bible and just write out the thoughts that you have about what you think He has planned for you. Then leave it at God’s feet for a few weeks and go back to it. If it still feels like ‘fire in your heart’ then put it into action. If not, then leave it on the shelf until He is ready to have you see what it was meant to be.

Dear Heavenly Father, open our ears to hear and our eyes to see what Your spirit is saying to us today. Help us to hear what Your plan is for us today. And help us to listen and follow through, in Jesus name, name.

Suggested reading Romans 8:1-39,  1Timothy 3:1-17, Ephesians 4:1-32 and Proverbs 16:1-33