“Lord Willing And The Creek Don’t Rise”

“Lord willing and the creek don’t rise…”
Have you ever heard someone say that? When a person says that, most of the time they are talking about plans for the next day or the next week or, perhaps the next year. There is something they want to do so they will say they intend to do something “if the Lord is willing and the creek don’t rise.”
In I Samuel 15:25-26, David and his men were leaving the city. As they did, David told Zadok to take the Ark of God back into the city. Then David said, “If the Lord sees fit… he will bring me back to see the Ark and the Tabernacle.. but if he is through with me, then let him do what seems best to him.” David is essentially saying, “If the Lord wills… I will see the ark again but if not… ‘
That should be our prayer as well… “If the Lord wills…” or, as David prayed, “If the Lord sees fit…” We make plans but, those are our plans.. the Lord may have other things in mind.
Has there been something that you wanted to do but, for whatever reason, it did not come together? It wasn’t the Lord’s will. When we pray, “Lord willing…” we are acknowledging the Lordship of Christ. We are saying, “there is something I would like to do but, if may not be the Lord’s will…. so… if the Lord is willing, I will do this.’
And, there is a flip side to this. There may be something we want to do… we pray but don’t get direction and we do what we want to do even though we don’t seem to have the blessing of the Lord. And what happens? Our plans fall flat. The Lord wasn’t willing.
It is always best to be in the center of God’s will. So, today… do you have some plans in mind? Make sure it’s God’s will… make sure your prayer is, “Lord willing I want to do this…” but, as David prayed… “…if he is done with me then let him do what seems best to him.”

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