Glad you have joined us for today's Bible Verse Thursday Challenge! This week I chose a verse from Proverbs about commitment and success.
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and your plans will succeed."
Tom Brown has some great things to say about planning to succeed:
Many sincere Christians have bought a dangerous lie: “To live by the Spirit is to forsake planning.” Nothing could be further from the truth.
Proverbs 16:1-3 says, To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Man has a right to plan; of course, God has a right to redirect his plans. The point of this verse is God has given to man the responsibility to make plans. If he is waiting for God to give him the plan then he will wait a long time. God waits for us to make plans, and then he will direct us along the way.
God promises to reply to man’s plans, but how can God reply if there is nothing to reply to? In other words, man must make the plan first, and then God will reply to it.
You can read more from Tom's Plans that Succeed here.
Your challenge this week is to create a project using this scripture or another verse that talks about what we need to do to succeed. When uploading your project please use keyword ODBDBVT19 and then hop on over to Our Daily Bread Designs Forum and share what you've done!
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