“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Making plans is a very normal and necessary part of life but it’s vital that they ultimately line up with the Word of God. It’s easy to submit to God’s will when our plans are unfolding in the manner we desire. The true test of our faith is if we are able to submit to God even if He isn’t carrying out our plans the way we think He should. Sometimes God’s plan for us turns out to be something we didn’t ask for, don’t think we deserve, and don’t really want to do. King David set an example for us when his infant son died after he had prayed so hard for God to spare his life. David ended up accepting this and continued to faithfully worship and serve His God (2 Samuel 12:19-20). The frustrations of our plans and desires can bring grief, doubt, disappointment, anger, confusion, and hardship. But, if our motives and deeds are right, and according to God’s Word, then He, the Master Planner, will determine what is best for our lives.
Dear Heavenly Father: Thank You for caring about me, my life, my plans, my decisions, and even my struggles. Guide me with Your Holy Spirit so I might understand Your Word and know Your will for my life. I want my thoughts and plans to always line up with Yours. Forgive me when I act on my own accord and don’t consider what You want for me. May You be glorified in all I say and do. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Plans conceived within my heart are sometimes not from God.
But He’s the One I want to please while on this earth I trod.
1 (28-ounce) can sauerkraut
2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
½ pound corned beef, chopped
½ cup Thousand Island dressing
¼ cup mayonnaise
Party rye bread
2-3 tablespoons butter, melted
Rinse and drain sauerkraut; place in bottom of a greased 1½-quart baking dish. Mix together dressing and mayonnaise. Top the sauerkraut with half of the cheese, then half of the dressing, all of the corned beef, then the remaining cheese, and remaining dressing. Bake at 350 degrees until it starts to bubble (about 20 minutes). Top with rye bread slices; brush with melted butter. Bake 10 minutes more.
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