Proverbs 19:21

Our devotions this Easter season come from members of Faith Lutheran Church. Today’s writer is Jon Holmes.

You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.” Proverbs 19:21

I like having a plan. It helps me daily in the profession God has called me to do. Making a prosthesis that fits and works well requires a good plan.

I knew God assigned me this exact passage to make me think about myself and what this proverb means. But I really did not know where to begin.

So, I asked my daughter Tessa, what I should write about. She said, “Dad, just talk about me.” I was confused as to what she meant. But, then she explained, she did not pursue her new job at the church, as Director of Youth and Family Ministries. She is a full time student working on her Master’s degree in Social Work, and overall a hard worker in the odd jobs that she has been doing for some extra money. But, the one Sunday she came to church in probably over two months was the Sunday that Pastor Kerry announced that Jason was leaving. She was in service and immediately knew that message was for her (so did I).

I assume Pastor Kerry was in on the plan as he asked her about the job soon thereafter. Tessa was able to listen to the Lord’s plan even though it did not match up with what she thought her plans were going to be. She has taken this job in stride and is truly excited for the ministry she is able to do with it. Nancy and I are happy because we get to sit in church with her every Sunday again. But, the point is you can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.

Prayer:  Thank you, God, for making your purpose known to us. We ask for your help and guidance in putting your plans into action. May we ever be mindful of your glory. Amen.

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3 Responses to “Proverbs 19:21”

  1. Carolee Groux Says:

    Jon Holmes personally relates to this Proverb, and he understands it perfectly and explains it so well. Jon’s story of how his daughter Tessa comes to have the position of Director of Youth and Family Ministries at their home church seems to be one of everything just falling into place. But both Jon and Tessa know that it is the Holy Spirit that led them to their life choices.

    “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail”.
    Proverbs 19: 21

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