Morning Devotion: Plans

“There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the Lord ’s counsel—that will stand.”
Proverbs 19:21 NKJV

So many times we make our plans and dream our dreams without any consideration of the plan and purposes of God. But that’s no problem, we just turn our dream into a “God dream” What’s the desire of your heart? What do you long to do? That’s your God dream.

Is that true? Have we taken God gives you the desire of your heart to a place it should never have gone? God giving us the desire of our heart is only half a verse and even following that verse there is more context.

Psalm 37:4-5 NKJV “Delight yourself also in the Lord , And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord , Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.”

We must delight in the Lord and commit our ways to Him. When we do that, our desires become pure and God can then give us the desires of our hearts. James said, we ask and do not receive because we ask for our own selfish desires. We must be submitted to the Lord and submitted to His Word in order for our hearts to be in line with Him. That’s why Proverbs 19:21 and Proverbs 16:9 reminds us that the Lord’s counsel shall stand and He will direct our paths.

Instead of telling God what you want, instead of creating a vision board for all your desires, submit things to God in prayer. Ask the Lord to sanctify your desires. When we do that, we will truly get what we need.

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