Return to Content
Read Our Devotional
Opportunities to be Published
The Home for Christian Writers! Matthew 6:33
ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BY COMMENTING
Add to Favorites
PROVERB FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2008
Not For Sale
Author requests article critique
"Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD'S purpose that prevails." (Proverbs 19:21)
This is a proverb of perspective. It is about who we are and who God is. Our natural tendency is to be self-centered; to act as though our life is the center of the universe. It isn't. God is the central figure of the past, the present and the future, and His plans will be fulfilled. In the grace of God our lives are marvelously woven into His plans. When we fail to look to the Lord for the direction of our lives we begin to make our own plans. James, the first century church leader, wrote that we shouldn’t boast of our future plans, but should say, "if the Lord wills…" our plans will be carried out. This is acknowledgement of our submission to the will of God. In God's grace He allows us to recover from the thoughtless plans we make as we grow in experience. It takes some of us (it did me) a while to figure out that the Lord's prayer doesn't say "my will be done", but rather "Thy will be done". It will be.
PLEASE ENCOURAGE AUTHOR BELOW
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
Reader Count & Comments
This article has been read
Read more articles by
or search for other articles by topic below.
Search for articles on: (e.g. creation; holiness etc.)
Read more by clicking on a link:
Main Site Articles
Most Read Articles
Highly Acclaimed Challenge Articles
New Release Christian Books for Free for a Simple Review
NEW - Surprise Me With an Article - Click here for a random URL
God is Not Against You - He Came on an All Out Rescue Mission to Save You
...in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them... 2 Cor 5:19
Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Acts 13:38
LEARN & TRUST JESUS HERE
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
FaithWriters offers Christian reading material for Christian readers. We offer Christian articles, Christian fiction, Christian non-fiction, Christian Bible studies, Christian poems, Christian articles for sale, free use Christian articles, Christian living articles, New Covenant Christian Bible Studies, Christian magazine articles and new Christian articles. We write for Jesus about God, the Bible, salvation, prayer and the word of God.
Link To Us
Become A Member