The New Old Plan

“So, how’s the new plan coming?” my friend asked me.

“New plan?” I stared blankly as my mind raced to figure out what she was referring to. “Ohhh – the new plan! You mean the plan beyond getting up in the morning and making the coffee? That plan?” Half-joking, I quipped that I should be more careful what I write and about being accountable and thinking twice about it next time.

It humbles me that at least a few of you are interested and cared to ask. I am also a little bit freaked out by this interest because it leaves me open to scrutiny, being well aware that many of you who are reading see me on a fairly regular basis. Believe me, it has me thinking seriously about my plan.

There is a plan, but it’s not a new plan. It’s an old plan. A very old plan.

…if you will seek (inquire for and require as necessity) the Lord your God, you will find Him if you [truly] seek Him with all your heart [and mind] and soul and life.
Deuteronomy 4:29 AMP

You may ask, is that it?

To which I will certainly reply, is there anything more?

Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore.
Psalm 105:4 AMP

I have found at the beginning of a new season in life, it’s best to take some time to ask God about His plan. I don’t say it carelessly or as a way to avoid the subject. I really want to know what God has to say.

This may or may not come as a surprise to you. You may or may not even understand. That’s okay. All I know is seeking the Lord is my starting place and that….

The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God’s word].
Lamentations 3:25 AMP

No – really – you might ask. What’s the plan, Calista? Aren’t you going to make a to-do list or a schedule? Something? Anything?

Yes. Yes, I am. I’m going to make my coffee in the morning, drink it, seek the Lord, and write the next blog post for what has turned into a 3-part series. You can find the first post in this series here.

Image source – crossroads

Image source – coffeetext added to original

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