I have been preaching through the churches covenant for almost three months now. The process began before the ordination council, with Chris Cos preaching on biblical covenants. This Sunday I was going to preach a four passage topical sermon, as I deal with the clause,‘We will seek out God’s truth as seen in scripture, and as experienced in life’. As i was thinking this morning, a statement by Haddon Robinson, my preaching prof at GCTS, was ringing in my mind. He said, on more than one occasion, that "you should preach one topical sermon a year, and then repent". I had no peace, and so I began to poke around more for a passage that I may have overlooked. Sure enough, God gave me one that speaks to this clause much more clearly. Psalm 19. It has a clean 3 part structure, God's revelation of himself through nature, God's revelation of Himself through His word, and the response to this revelation.
Which brings me back to where I started, and this thought. While we may make plans, we need to be open to God's direction as he points us to where he wants us to go, and submit to His leading as we seek to glorify him with our lives.