Is it ok to pray for God to grant you your heart’s desires and fulfill all your plans?David did. I looked back on my 2020 planner and so many events and goals just didn’t happen I am a little hesitant to move forward and make plans in this next year. I don’t think that’s what God wants for His kids. Psalm 20 is a song about God’s name YAHWEH. YAHWEH is translated THE LORD. David is talking about the LORD who will provide deliverance and victory physically and spiritually. I’ll read Psalm 20:4 for you: “May He grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.” So, yes, I think you can ask God for those things — because the LORD, YAHWEH can.
Since I am an accomplished plant mom, I am using a plant analogy to show you how planning with advisors will help your PALNTS — I means PLANS succeed this year. Proverbs 15:22 says, “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers the succeed.”
Why do you do what you do? I love asking that question. When I meet someone with an interesting career choice or an unusual amount of passion for what they do I love asking that individual’s why. There’s always a story. Why do you do what you do? Where does your passion come from? Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work heartily or from the soul, as for the Lord and not for men,
… the verse goes on to echo what Colossians chapter 3 is all about: we know that the Lord is sovereign. Lasting soul motivation comes from knowing that the Lord is sovereign and that we get to serve Him. Do you want soulish passion for your job, what you’re studying, how you serve your family? Do it for the Lord.
I was looking online for a new 2021 planner. I came across an article written by a therapist. She talked about how she plans her schedule according to her clients and the unique challenges the pandemic brought to her practice. She shared she was crippled with anxiety. This is something many of us faced during this past year. Yes, therapists get anxious too. She suggested if you feel overwhelmed by planning for this next year, don't use a weekly or monthly planner, but a daily one. Isn’t that interesting? Sounds familiar to me… Right after Jesus is talking about how much God cares for the birds and the flowers He says in Matthew 6 how much more does God care for us… verse 34 says, “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." You can take one day at a time because your heavenly Father knows what you need.
Hannah Lynn hosts Moody Radio’s That’s Real and is an engineer for Karl and Crew mornings. She grew up as a homeschooler on a tree farm, plays the harp (ask her about harp camp), drives a Prius (don’t judge), and started a fashion blog while a student at Moody Bible Institute (yes, that’s possible). Hannah loves to tell people about Jesus—as a seven-year-old she witnessed to her ballet teacher, then she started a Young Life club while in high school. Now she mentors teens with her husband, John, who serves as a youth pastor.