Life is a Journey…and Only You Hold the Map
Proverbs 29:18 — Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. KJV says Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Jeremiah 29:11 — ”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
Proverbs 16:9 — In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.
Proverbs 3:5-7 — Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.
Habakkuk 2:2-3 — Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; It will certainly come and will not delay.
Proverbs 15:22 says Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.
Philippians 3:13-14 — Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
James 1:22-24 — “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.”
Lamentations 3:40 — “Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord.”
· What is my level of involvement now versus a year ago?
· Am I contributing to help support the Church or relying on other people to do it?
· Do I rely on other people to keep ministries functioning, or do I help?
· I pray for people who request prayers.
· I step up to help people who need it.
· The really tough one…How many people have I invited to visit or take part in one of the ministries?