Planning for a New Year is a very good idea.Some resolutions may not make it to the end of January, but that shouldn’t be the death of all good planning.Since all that we do is done in the name of the Lord (Col.3:17), we are forever adjusting to the results of good and bad ideas. Christians are blessed beyond measure with insight and wisdom (Eph.1:18f), but guidance through the vicissitudes of everyday life ultimately belongs to God—and it must!Having placed our lives in the hands of God we surrender our ‘life-outcome’ to His will. We have ongoing freedoms to seek and to plan and to invest our talents in Christ’s Kingdom. Like Paul we pray for ‘open doors’ of opportunity for the gospel (Col.4:3).We look to our spiritual mentors for ideas, strength and help along the way. We join with our brethren in meeting needs as a congregation. We champion the good works done by our brothers and sisters.But, you must never let yourself or anyone else set the limits for the potential of your faith and service. If your daily prayers and plans for your work in Jesus’ church are set to bring glory to God, then God will do:“Immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).You are endowed with a myriad of talents ready to be utilised in all those opportunities that are constantly coming your way.“The mind of man plans his way,But the LORD directs his steps” (Proverbs 16:9).John StaigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.