Verse of the Day

"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps."

~Proverbs 16:9

Today's Devotional Thought

February 13, 2013 by Wendy Foreman


God's Plan for Today

I don't always know what Rachel is going to post for her devotion so when I read yesterday's devotional I chuckled.

You see, I am a planner. My week looks something like this. Monday's are my husband's day off so we spend the day together. Tuesday is when Rachel and I spend time preparing for our women's bible study. Wednesday is usually the day I do some cleaning and laundry. Thursday we have our women's morning bible study and then I am off to the bank and to do my grocery shopping. Friday is a free day. I usually catch up on laundry and clean and then I if I have any time left over in the afternoon I like to spend some time reading. So, as you can see, I like my week to be all nice and planned out.

The reality of my life is that very few weeks unfold like that. I usually am running to my son's school for some sort of event or to do a room mom task, visiting someone in the hospital or doing lunch with someone or spending time with someone who is hurting. Please hear me, this is all stuff that I LOVE to do. It is God's work. But much like Rachel, my vacuum cleaner can be sitting in the corner for a week before it gets run.

Most of us like to think that we have some sort of control over what our day looks like. I used to pride myself in the fact that I could squeeze a lot into a day and feel so accomplished at the end of it, especially when I was a young mom. The older I have gotten, I have come to realize that my day will unfold the way God has planned it to and the sense of accomplishment then will feel one hundred times better.

Ladies, many of us like to have our lives all planned out, nice and neat. Our houses all clean, laundry washed and put away, bills paid, meals cooked, phone calls made and groceries bought. But can I ask you something? What have you done with Jesus today or yesterday? Have you stopped in your day to go visit someone who is hurting? Have you gone to lunch with someone who needs encouragement and prayer? Have you taken food to someone who really needs it? How about simply taking time to be still before the Lord and asking Him what it is He wants you to do today?

Oh, trust me sweet friends I like my life to be nice and neat and organized but I know that at the end of this journey God isn't going to congratulate me on the fact that my house was clean and my laundry smelled good. He is going to ask me what I did with Jesus.

God has a plan for your day today and I am pretty sure that it is going to be different than the one you have. Why not start your day asking the Lord to guide your steps? Ask Him to lead you to the people He wants you to shine his love to. You will get all those things done that you want to. They just may not happen when you want them to. But God has important work for you today - embrace it friends!

Have a great Wednesday!

Memorize this verse today:

"We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps."
~Proverbs 16:9

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