Stir up your power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let your bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with you and the Holy Spirit, be honor and glory, now and for ever. Amen
As we come to the end of the third week of Advent, we are reminded that all we think or do or say is part of the plan God has for us. We might stray away from time to time, but God’s forgiveness draws us back. God’s plan for you and me may not be what we anticipated when we laid out our life as a child, but be assured God says, “I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.” (Jeremiah 29:11, MSG)
It can be difficult sometimes to release what we thought were our hearts’ desires. Amazingly, when we do allow God to take over and say, I can only do anything ‘through Jesus Christ’, we find new vistas and things we never expected.
Can you let go of the plans you have for yourself and let God be in control?