Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:21

We all make plans; indeed, without them life would be a bit chaotic! But, as Christians, let us never forget that God also has plans for us: ‘For I know the plans I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ (Jer.29:11) Let’s try to ensure, through prayer, that our plans are always in harmony with his, never in conflict. James reminds us of the right approach to planning: you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this and that.’ (4:15)

Daily Reading: Mark 1:1-20

Bible in One Year: Luke 4 1-30; Ezekiel 44-45; Isaiah 64