Scripture Reading

Proverbs 16:3 (NRSVUE)
‘Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.’

Isaiah 55:8-9 (NET)
“Indeed, my plans are not like your plans, and my deeds are not like your deeds,’ says the Lord, ‘for just as the sky is higher than the earth, so my deeds are superior to your deeds and my plans superior to your plans.“

Introductory Remarks: 

Once you have accepted God’s desire for you, all things necessary for the fulfillment of the desire become available to you. 

With definiteness of purpose and intention, prayerfully seek the plan that the Desire-Giver has for you.

Major Points of the Lesson:

  1. A plan is ‘a detailed proposal for doing or achieving something’. It is an ‘intention or decision about what one is going to do’. (See Oxford Language Dictionary)
  2. The Desire-Giver knows the details of the successful plan that has been revealed to you. Consult the Desire-Giver every step of the way.
  3. Commit to writing the plan as you understand it, so that you may ‘run with it’. 


“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”

Alan Lakein


Read these scriptures that relate to God’s plans for you. Which one speaks to you in a special way? As you write the plan that you believe God has for you, include this scripture and refer to it often.

  • Jeremiah 29:11
  • Psalm 33:11
  • I Corinthians 2:9
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Proverbs 16:3-4, 9
  • Psalm 32:8
  • Romans 8:28