9“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” – Proverbs 16:9 (ESV)
Are you a planner?
I’m going to go out on a limb and say you are, even if you don’t think you are. If you stop and think about it, all of us plan at one level or another. For some, you love to make “not planning” your plan, while others love to geek out over Excel-spreadsheeting every detail of your life. Whether you land at either of those extremes or somewhere in between, I find that planning becomes much easier for everyone when we’re planning something we are passionate about. What is that thing for you?
This coming Sunday, we are going to see how Nehemiah’s passion for restoring the wall drove him to craft an incredible plan to accomplish his calling. Passion is just a feeling without action, and action is just expended energy without a plan. Within the spiritual realm, a plan is just a waste of time if God is not in it. The passage above reminds us that we ALL plan, every one of us. But in the end, it is the Lord who establishes our steps and fulfills His plan. The key then is to be sure that we are passionate about the things of God and that we are looking and relying on Him to craft our plans so that we can build strong walls of faith.
Take some time and read over Nehemiah chapter 2 and see if you can begin to build a list of practical principles and instructions for constructing a faithful plan. I’m excited for us to be a church that continually answers the call of the Lord with passion and prayer-filled planning. This week, let’s lay another course on the wall together.
Be sure to listen to the worship set as you prepare for worship this Sunday.
Love you, Church.
SUNDAY AM PLAN
9:00 AM – Worship Service Online & On Campus (Lancaster Campus)
9:15 AM – Worship Service On Campus (Myerstown Campus)
11:00 AM – Worship Service Online & On Campus (Lancaster Campus)
SUNDAY PM PLAN
6:00 PM – Mission Night of Worship (Lancaster – outside under the tent with baptisms – please bring lawn chairs)
6:00 PM – Mission Night of Worship (Myerstown – inside)
Everything you need for Sunday is available on the Mission Church App under Sunday Resources or on our website.