Daily Devotional

June 14, 2019

How Often Are You Including God in Your Planning?

1 Corinthians 2:9-10
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.


Written by: Nathan Smith

Planning for our future is a great thing. Proverbs 19:21 says it like this: “Many are the plans in a person’s heart.” Each of us has ideas on what our future should look like and we recognize we should work hard to make those plans a reality.

The Bible tells us God is faithful; He is a loving God who is Holy, perfect, and just. These truths are written out, black and white for us to see. We can understand and simply believe because we see examples in the Bible. When it comes to our future though, things get grey. We do not have a guide that says what our future will look like.

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 states that no eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has conceived. Then it goes on to say that God reveals things to us by His Spirit. We may not know exactly what our future holds, but we know who holds our future. God sees the whole picture and gives us a life we, at certain points, can’t comprehend.

There is a saying that goes, “Pray as if it all depends on God. Work as if it all depends on you.” How often do you include God in your planning? The closer we become to The Holy Spirit, the clearer God’s plans become. So work hard at your goals, but don’t forget to include God in the process.

More Devo 6.14Thought of the day: What would it look like in your life if you involved God in planning your future? What in your life are you trying to do on your own power?

Prayer: God help me to see past my own plan and follow You as You lead me in Your plan for my life. Help me to be so connected to you that I hear your plans more clearly. Amen.

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