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Making Plans Which Honor God

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Making Plans Which Honor God

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  1. Making Plans Which Honor God Keller church of Christ December 30, 2012 Proverbs 16:1-4, 9

  2. We Should NOT Plan for Evil • What does this have to do with me? • Process for evil planning over time. • Proverbs 3:29 • Proverbs 6:16-18 • Proverbs 24:8

  3. We Should Make Plans for Good • God was a planner. • Ephesians 3:10-11 • Romans 5:6 • Acts 2:17-21 • God orchestrated our redemption.

  4. We Should Make Plans for Good • Everything in the big scheme of life is under the control of God. • 1 Corinthians 10:13 • Romans 8:28

  5. We Should Always Begin With Prayer • Proverbs 16:3 • Jesus was a man of prayer. • Get alone with God and talk with Him. • Why? • Greater clarity of thought. • Greater confidence to proceed forward. • James 1:6

  6. We Should Always Listen to Wise Counsel • Proverbs 15:22 • Proverbs 20:8 • Seek counsel in times of major decisions. • Financial • Career • Parenting • Health

  7. We Should Always Work Our Plan • Proverbs 21:5 • Too hasty in too many areas. • Be diligent • Especially in spiritual manners. • Bible study • Church participation • Prayer • Service to God and others

  8. We Should Always Work Our Plan • Many reasons to give up: • Discouraged. • Lack of organization. • Way things are done in worship. • Talents not utilized. • Hurt feelings.

  9. We Should Be Willing to Alter Our Plan • We are not “right” all the time. • Proverbs 16:9 • Proverbs 19:21 • Our plans often get altered. • Births/Deaths • Illness/Occupation • Selfishness which leads to sinfulness

  10. Planning Suggestions • Write down your plans • Always consider the downside. • Always include some fun in your life. • Accept the size of your plate. • Use technology, but don’t let it rule over you.

  11. Recap • We Should Not Plan for Evil. • We Should Make Plans for Good. • We Should Always Begin in Prayer. • We Should Always Listen to Wise Counsel. • We Should Always Work our Plan. • We Should Be Willing to Alter our Plan.