A good plan can produce a good result. A good recipe makes for a good meal. A good business plan produces a profitable business. A good blueprint makes for a sound structure.
Is it possible to get a good result without a good plan. Yes. But it isn't a reproducible result.
God makes good plans for things.
"But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe." - Galatians 3:22 ESV
"Thus it is written, 'The first man Adam became a living being'; the last Adam became a life-giving spirit... The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, so also are those who are of heaven." - 1 Corinthians 15:45, 47-48 ESV
When Adam fell in the garden all of mankind fell with Him. As soon as we are old enough to be a accountable for our actions we suffer the consequences of our actions. If we live in Adam and sin we die because...
"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 6:23 ESV
One decision kills us forever so that one decision can save us forever. What a good plan that is!
"Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?' " John 11:26 ESV
Not only does this work for one person here or there. It can work for everyone. It is a fool proof recipe. It is a proven blueprint.
Red grabs the attention of the viewer. If someone is wearing red they are going to stand out in a crown that is wearing more muted colors.
"Come now, let us reason together, says the LORD: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool." - Isaiah 1:18 ESV
One slip caused a great fall but each decision to take God's outstretched hand produces a relationship that lasts forever. Amazing.
I am formulating a plan for this week. I am going to base it on Biblical principles of rest, integrity and vision. Not every minute is going to micromanaged it is a plan that involves faith in God's plan. I'm not sure what the results are going to be but I know I have a few good proven recipes and fresh ingredients.
I look forward to seeing what happens.