Thursday, January 5, 2023

Pastor's Ponderings, January 5, 2022

Let Us Put God’s Plans First


In the first Pastor’s Ponderings entry of 2023, we are looking forward to all the things that we want to accomplish this year.  It is important that we make good use of our time because our life is but a temporary mist (James 4:14).  


It is great to know that we have a God who is watching over us.  He tells us that He knows all about us (Psalm 139:2).  He sees all the days of our lives before Him (Psalm 139:16) and wants to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).  God wants us to accomplish His divine tasks and turn away from things that will hurt us and others.  God wants us to ask Him to meet our needs (Psalm 63:1).


Many of us are writing our plans, making lists, getting rid of clutter, and prioritizing our next steps.  Let us ask God for His priorities, plans, and objectives.  Some of His tasks are to be kind to one another, tenderhearted and forgiving one another like He forgave us (Ephesians 4:32). Our tasks may feel important right now, but God wants us to do the things that will last into eternity. Let’s allow God’s plans to work in our lives today.


James 4:14

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14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.


Psalm 139:2

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2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.


Psalm 139:16

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16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.


Jeremiah 29:11

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11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Psalm 63:1

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1 You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water.


Ephesians 4:32

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32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.


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