Verse of the Day
Many plans are in a man’s heart,
But the counsel of the Lord will stand.
Our verse of the day has been in the forefront of my mind for over twelve years. I used to start making plans as fast as you can imagine, getting caught up in the excitement of a new direction I thought I should go in. But one day God taught me to rely on Him and stop relying on myself, to give Him my ideas, plans, and dreams, and allow Him to show me what would be best. Life has been much easier since I sought the Lord’s counsel.
In 2003 I decided I wanted to open a type of Bed and Breakfast for missionaries, pastors, and chaplains. I was certain it would be something God wanted for me to do, but He didn’t at that time. I was so certain my idea would happen right away, I began drawing floor plans and making hundreds of lists to make my B & B an amazing retreat.
While my idea wasn’t bad, it wasn’t what God wanted for me then. I won’t go into all of the reasons, but it’s clear to me as I look back why He stopped everything quickly; I can see His hand working to protect me. Because my dream has never left, I still pray that God will one day provide the means for me to bless the people who minister to everyone else, but for now, my Father knows best.
Have a favorite verse? Put it in the comments below and we will use it in a future verse of the day!
Feel free to print out the graphic so you can memorize God’s word, use as flash cards, or place them in places you’ll see every day. With 365 days a year, you’ll find knowing God’s word will bring you closer to Him and you’ll love knowing what He has to say.
If you’d like to see this same verse in all of the versions available on Bible Gateway, click HERE.
A Note From Team Joy
Please “Subscribe To Our Newsletter” to make sure you get all the latest and greatest updates on what’s happening in our Community.
Please take the time to encourage our Writer’s by commenting on their articles. We work with independent writer’s who are working hard to write socially redeeming and joyful articles, so if they’ve written something you’ve enjoyed we’d sure appreciate you giving them a few words of praise in the comment section.
Please check out our latest Articles; we really depend on our Community members to get the word out, so please like, comment and share the articles with your friends!
And finally, we are an Ad supported ministry, so we rely on our Community members to show us support not by donating money…but just by donating your clicks to check out what our advertisers have to offer. We have worked hard to find advertisers that fit with our values and principles, so we know they’ll appreciate you taking a look!
Thank you for being part of our Community