Partners for Life

Myung Lee

READ : Psalm 37:5-7

Nobody can control their life. Proverbs 16:9 says, “The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps.” If we could plan our own lives with no failures, we would all be rich and famous. But no one can make all their dreams come true.

Last spring I planted some vegetables. I dreamed I would make a wonderful vegetable garden by summer. Every morning I watered and cared for it. Soon it was growing fast and turning green. I was so happy about my wonderful farm. But one day my dream broke down. I had guests, a rabbit family! I said to my wife, “They ate my whole farm!”

One of the endless temptations in my daily life is to ignore God’s presence. I know God is with me. I know what he wants me to do. But I have my own plans and ideas. I always want to do everything myself.

I learned my limitations through farming. I prayed, “Lord, this is what my plan is. These are my dreams. Please, act and lead me on.” As Christians we have to live with Jesus Christ, not by ourselves.


Lord, I want to remember your presence in my life. Please inspire me all the time. Amen.