2/18/2010 9:28:10 PM
I don't know about you, but over the last couple of weeks it has been difficult to plan much of anything. This winter has brought weather to our area that would challenge to bravest automobile driver! Kids have been out of school alot- activies of all kinds have been cancelled and businesses have closed. We have even had to cancel several services over the last few weeks. In all this I am reminded of a passage of scripture:
Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend time there, carry on business and make money" Why you do not even know what will happen tomorrow, What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little and then vanishes. Instead you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, will live and do this or do that." As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil." James 4:13-16 NIV
Here is very clear instruction- we are to bring the Lord into all of our plans. When we think and speak of our plans- We are to always say- "Lord Willing, I will do this or that...." Let me encourage you to have your coversation reflect your submission to God. Don't worry about sounding "super-spiritual", just obey the word and speak openly of your dependence upon God's will and way.
Have a great week- hope to see you soon.....GOD WILLING!