My dad had a saying that summed this up pretty good. “Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise”.
That is what God wants and there is a lot out of my control. This is a hard to get some days. It takes faith and supernatural courage. It is all about what God wants and not what I plan.
Now I love to plan and I love to be spontaneous. But either way, I don’t know what our Master has in mind for tomorrow.
Jesus taught us to pray, “Give us this day our daily bread”. I can know what he wants me to do right now. Tomorrow is a whole different story.
So what James has to say is radical. Jesus was radical and James knew it first hand from him.
Do I know what to do? Do I do it? If not, why not?
May I be thankful for today’s bread!
May I press in to know Him better.
And now I have a word for you who brashly announce, ‘Today—at the latest, tomorrow—we’re off to such and such a city for the year. We’re going to start a business and make a lot of money.’ You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing. Instead, make it a habit to say, ‘If the Master wills it and we’re still alive, we’ll do this or that.’ As it is, you are full of your grandiose selves. All such vaunting self-importance is evil. In fact, if you know the right thing to do and don’t do it, that, for you, is evil. James 4