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Planning Is Important - November 23rd 2019

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome


"So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" (Psalm 90:12 KJV)


In the Bible, God shows us it’s important to plan. If you read in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, you’d see that God numbered days; He gave numbers to certain days.

For example, in Numbers 1:1, God fixed “... the first day of the second month, in the second year...” while instructing the children of Israel on their departure from Egypt. Having plans for special days was normal with God. In our opening verse, Moses wanted God to teach us how to do it; so he said, “... teach us to number our days….” He didn’t say, “Teach us to count our days.” The word “number” there is an accounting word. It means that you’re accounting for the days; you’re scheduling or organizing your days. For example, you say, “On the 25th of January, 2020, I’m going to do such and such.” That’s planning or scheduling.

Some people don’t plan their days. Many have regrets about their lives because they wasted time doing insignificant things. I remember the prayer of a dear minister years ago, who said, “Lord, you know I only have one life to live; don’t let me waste it; help me live it for you.” What a prayer!

It ought to be your conscious thought that you have only one life to live. Time is an asset, which you must learn to invest wisely. Investing your time wisely means investing your time in spiritual things. Remember, the Word declares: “...To be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).

Make every day count, by doing only those things that’ll advance the Kingdom of God, and improve your life. As you study the Word and fellowship with the Holy Spirit, He’ll tell you the things He wants you to do, how He wants them done, and when you should do them.

PRAYER "Precious Holy Spirit, I thank you for your indwelling presence. I’m yielded to you to be guided, taught, inspired and strengthened to take the right steps at the right time, fulfiling your perfect will for my life, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."

FURTHER STUDY Ephesians 5:15-16 AMPC; Proverbs 21:5 MSG; Proverbs 16:3 NIV

1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: 1 Peter 1:22-2:1-25; Ezekiel 29-30

2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN: John 14:1-9; 1 Chronicles 23


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