Good to be with ya again, sweet family!!!!!!! Have I mentioned before that our Father is for us and not against us? He gave up the most precious thing He had which was His Son, Himself in the human flesh, in order to bring us victory!!! Glory be!!! WOW! Did He ever count the cost and pay it for all the world’s people?!!! Bless His big ole’ heart!!! He is One who understood the cost involved in reaching a goal in life. He thought about the problem or the desire or need, figured out what needed to be done to get it and went for it!!! Yeah, Father!!! You ROCK!!! You’ve got it!!! He gained the whole world who believes in Him and kept His Son with Him through His glorious plan as well!!! Thank you and bless ya, God, forever!!! In pondering that as a recipient of His loving grace and provision, He speaks the same thing to us. He is for us and not against us and desires that for our lives we do as He did and He would love to be included in your planning as He is the Creator of your life and the Universal plan of forever!!! No biggee?! Duh?! Ok, I’ll take yer help, Lord!!! Thanks for your mercy!!! Here are the steps He took again:
- What is the goal – the problem needing to be solved, the desire of heart, or what is the need at hand?
- What needs to be done to get it accomplished? What are the specifics to solve the problem, obtain the desire or meet the need? What is the cost?
- What specific steps or disciplines do you need to make to get there?
It is a great idea to ponder this as an individual and as a family and as a group. This could be not only a once a year for the year plan, but throughout the year as little issues appear that need to be worked on to resolve matters victoriously and divinely. I am sure that while God had His Universal plan and steps to send Jesus, Jesus had to have His own plan on how to make His Father’s purpose happen, as did all those who followed Jesus. Thinking and pondering’ – oh, it’s good stuff and in order to do it, ya gotta slow down, turn the volume down on the world and put some thought into it with the help of God’s Word and His Spirit with ya in heart! Godly counselors can help, too! They’re a gift!!! Let’s git ‘er done for the victorious life!!! YEEESSS!!! Glad God’s love came down to us as this song says here:
Sooo love the divine of our Father!!! The dude is smart as He says here:
“For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, “This man began to build and was not able to finish.” Or what king, going out to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and deliberate whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? And if not, while the other is yet a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for terms of peace.”