We plan the way we want to live ...
Mortals make elaborate plans, but God has the last word. Humans are satisfied with whatever looks good; God probes for what is good. Put God in charge of your work, then what you've planned will take place. We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it. -Proverbs 16:1-3,9
When most religious people ponder the word sovereignty in respects to the sovereignty of God, the human aspect of the word seems to be lost in the definition. Interestingly though, when the king or sovereign of a nation is being discussed the definition seems to be a bit different. I wonder if the delineation between human and divine sovereignty is all that different? Perhaps they are alike in that the folks being ruled have a role in the sovereign's kingdom?
In these verses today the roles seem clear - we dream, we plan and then trust God to lead us as we go. Our role in life as believers is to follow God trying to discern not how to do something right but trying to determine what is the right thing to do. I love how we are fully engaged in this sort of life - we are not robots taking divine orders but active participants in the divine kingdom. It seems to me that this sort of life brings dignity and meaning to our living.
Lord, help our hearts to be fully alive and engaged with your Spirit in the living of our lives.