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Thought and Prayer for Friday, May 7, 2021

Friday, May 07, 2021


There is a saying which tells us when we fail to plan, we plan to fail. However, sometimes we plan and still fail. We all want to succeed in life so having a plan is good. It is also good to have a backup plan for the times when we get off track or have a few setbacks along the way. Preparing and planning can help us to get things done. Yet most don’t start with a plan. Some never even start at all.

There are times when we don’t have all the answers to make our plans. We have to reach out and listen to what others who are more experienced have to say. When we go to the experts who have succeeded already with what it is we want to accomplish, our plan becomes stronger and we can possibly succeed even faster with less failures. But we do have to listen to what they have to say.

God has a plan for our lives. His plan is for our own good. His plan is for us to succeed. His plans are to give us a future and a hope. God says if we listen to Him and follow His plans, we will be blessed. Blessings from God are always good. God wants us to read and meditate on His word and follow His will. He is our Creator and knows exactly what we need to do and why. He even knows the outcome. So before making any plans, let’s go to God asking Him to help us know what to do. And be ready to listen.

Jeremiah 29:11 “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” (NLT)

1. Write out what plans you have.
2. List what actions you have taken.
3. Pray asking God to help you know His plans for you.
4. Trust Him and listen to what He has to say about His plans for your life.

Dear Lord, we know You have a perfect plan for us. You created us and have a purpose for us. Help us remember to come to You before we even begin planning. We want to begin with a prayer that we are making right decisions. We want to know Your plan for our projects, our days and our lives. We are ready to listen to what You want us to do, Lord. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Job 36:11 “If they listen and obey God, they will be blessed with prosperity throughout their lives. All their years will be pleasant.” (NLT)

Psalm 19:9 “The commandments of the Lord are right, bringing joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are clear, giving insight for living.” (NLT)

James 1:25 “But if you look carefully into the perfect law that sets you free, and if you do what it says and don’t forget what you heard, then God will bless you for doing it.” (NLT)

Psalm 5:8 “Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.” (NLT)
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