“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”
Happy New Year’s Eve!
Can you believe another year is coming to a close! The end of the year also means this is our final weekly verse reflection of the year. I hope the weekly “Wisdom Wellspring” visits have made you stronger in the Lord.
This personal reflection journey through scripture has increased my strength and knowledge and I am thankful for the opportunity to grow in community. Proverbs 16:3 is a fitting verse to close out the “Wisdom Wellspring” year. This verse is a reminder of how we should start and finish each year, day, moment…… committing every part of our lives to the Lord. The days that I am successful are the days I experience the most peace. That is what is is like to live according to his established plan for my life ~ a life of peace with God. It doesn’t mean everything went smoothly. A life lived according to his plan keeps my heart, mind, and body at peace with God through the expected and unexpected ups and downs of life. I need more of God’s peace in my life. How about you?
My daily peace is directly related to how intentional I am about living moment by moment for the Lord. It is also directly effected by how intentional I am to redirect myself when I start getting off focus. It is similar to navigating with a compass either for geocaching or land navigation. Both require you to follow the plan and walk the correct distance in a pretty exact direction to make it to your desired destination without getting lost or hurt. That requires what is called a regular azimuth check. The practice of checking your alignment with the compass every so often to make sure you have not veered off course. In life we are more likely to arrive at our desired destination if we develop a regular azimuth check too.
Are you at the destination you set course for at the beginning of the year? Where will your plans take you this year? Are they your plans or the Lord’s?
We will get there with; intentional commitment to the Lord, intentional redirecting, and intentional perseverance with God’s peace
What do you think would happen if we close out the year with a prayerful focus?
A few years ago I put into action the “Prayer Focus Planner” on New Years Eve. It helped me start the year with an attitude of gratitude and focused commitment to the Lord. Are you ready to get started? Let’s go!
Downloadable resources for the New Year:
Be Alert~ Stay Strong~ Pray Always
Welcome if you are joining me for the first time. This post is part of my weekly series “Wisdom Wellspring”. Take a moment to visit the page to learn about the heart behind the series and view previous posts.
Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”