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Planning By God’s Permission

Key Verse

“For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Lord permit” (1 Corinthians 16: 7).

Text — 1 Corinthians 16:5-9


Some people live as if they own their own lives. However, there is very little a Christian can do in life without the permission and guidance of God. Hence in our text, we see how careful Paul was in considering the permission of God before taking a step on a matter as simple as spending some time with the brethren. In Acts 16:6-7, the Holy Spirit did not also permit Paul and his team to preach in some places. As Christians, we should always seek God’s approval in our endeavours. Remember, even in the Old Testament times, the people of God acted on God’s permission. An example is David who sought the will of God on various major decisions (See 1 Samuel 30:8; 2 Samuel 2:1-4).

Friend, you need to have a vision, and set goals and plans for its realization. However, if you commit your ways into God’s hand, the vision, goals and plans will all be influenced by the Holy Spirit. And you will not labour tediously and eventually perform below expectation.  God is the Master Planner. Seek Him for success (Proverbs 19: 21).


God is the Master Planner


 You should always seek God’s approval.

Prayer for today

Holy Father, help me to always seek your permission, in Jesus’ name.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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