Planning seems like something that everyone knows how to do. I mean we all buy houses, cars, eat three meals a day, etc…, right? Well, a couple of weekends ago I was helping a congregation learn how to plan. I explained the steps of planning; vision, why, where we are now, how to get to our vision from where we are and how to constantly evaluate if we are still on track.
I also taught and preached from the book of Ephesians. I explained the context, the confusion a lot of people have about predestination and what God's wrath is, how it is all around us and how the Gospel saves us from His wrath here and now. I spoke on listening to our conscience and studying God's Word to train our conscience.
It was a quick trip but a very good one. On the way back to João Pessoa, I came a different way. There was almost no traffic on this road for about 50 miles. I went a very slow 35 to 50 mph as I gazed at the mountainous landscape. Almost no plant life, for lack of water it could have been very ugly but I saw beauty. As I was driving and observing, I thought about this trip being one of my last. This world is not our home, we are just passing through. I can't wait to get home.
God bless you all