Acts 17:11 Bible Studies

Observations On Spontaneity & Planning

There seems to be an unfortunate split among Christians in understanding how God likes best to work in this regard. One camp thinks it best to be unprepared and let God move spontaneously. The other, that God works best through diligent preparation, study, and planning. But why not both? If we are honest, we might find that these polar extremes may be more oriented to our carnal natures than to the life of Christ in us.

These extremes can be made to balance, like iron sharpening iron, in submission and respect to each other, with the result being that God can use both spontaneity and preparation to His glory in our meetings.

1 Cor 14:40 (NIV) Let all things be done decently and in order.

Col 2:5 (NIV) For though I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit and delight to see how orderly you are...

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