Postulations abound when it comes to God’s will and direction for our lives. Paper planners and phone apps steer a lot of lives.
And why not? It’s only one of the most important aspects of our being. If the trajectory of our planning is off, just how far out could we go? On the other hand, one of the oldest axions says, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him YOUR plans.”
I’d add to that: “We are God’s punch lines.”
Yes, ordering our lives around God’s will is no joking manner. But finding God’s will is another matter.
God is not a sadist who would drive us mad through a frantic and unreachable search for His will. Therefore, I think it’s possible to line up with His preferences over ours.
Look around for your town or city's
National Day of Prayer gathering.
Upon this subject, God’s hand seemed to take over my pen while journaling and He said, “It’s not your planning but your prayers that order your life.”
That twisted me a bit until I realized that it was true. We follow the path of personal prayer. If we desire this or that, we will probably work toward that end - but probably only after praying for it. Hopefully, these prayers are not superficial and temporal “this or that’s.”
It seems that God was inferring that if my will was aligned with His nature and priorities, my prayers would be as well. Therefore, yes, my prayers would direct my life as He answered them.
I may not toss out my planner. But let’s see now, if I journal first, my planner might not make God laugh.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Asking first is better than telling. If we hear from heaven versus drowning out God’s voice, we get a portal of heavenly sound.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God…“Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God…“Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God… Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Matthew 5:8 NIV & AMP, Proverbs 16:9 NIV, Romans 21:1