aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

<< Powered by 4

Powered by 4 - July 3, 2010

  • 2010 Jul 03

Saturday, July 3

By His Plan

today's reading.
Proverbs 16:1-16     The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD...
Proverbs 16

think about it.
What do you find here about pleasing God? Fairness? Making plans? Personal attitudes? What you use today in a practical way?

the blog.
The first few verses of Proverbs 16 talk about our plans and actions and the role God plays in all that we do and all that is taking place around us. It got me thinking about how easy it is for us to rely on our own limited understanding and, a result, start doubting when it comes to our lives and what we see taking place around us. Like questioning why something happened to us or maybe why it didn't? Or worrying about the ups and downs of the economy or trying to make sense of why the largest employer in our town just closed its doors (the list could go on and on). So reading these first verses, and particularly verse 4, "The Lord has made everything for its purpose..." and verse 9, "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps" was a good reminder that God is in control and that He is the creator, the holder and the implementer of the master plan.

So when we start going down that path of doubting and whys, what are some things we can do to get our focus back on the Master Planner and make sure our trust is in Him? Tami W. 

Join the discussion on the P4 Blog
Get more on this topic with Back to the Bible


Powered by 4 is all about engaging God's Word and living it out--in community. So if it's encouragement you want or motivation you need, join the discussion on the P4 Blog--a place to weigh in on the daily scripture as well as share thoughts & questions. And, for a more in-depth look at the Powered by 4 readings, tune in to the daily Back to the Bible radio program with Woodrow Kroll.