Pastor Dave Sarsons
October 20, 2019
SERMON: October 20th, 2019 “Planning for the Future – Lord Willing”
“The Plan was Constructed; the Place is Chosen; the Period is Calculated; the Profit is Computed; but The Preserver is NOT Consulted.”
We can do all the planning, but it our lives still come down to one thing – God’s will! Our opinions and our plans really do not matter at all as God is the One Who controls all things. 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15). 10 This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:10-13).
“God will not suffer man to have a knowledge of things to come; for if he had prescience of his prosperity, he would be careless; and if understanding of his adversity, he would be despairing and senseless.”
“Christ is not valued at all unless He is valued above all.” St. Augustine