“Call unto Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you do not know” (Jeremiah 33:3). This morning, I will meet with members of our church for the second day of strategic planning. One of the humbling, exciting dynamics of “planning” is that we do not know the future or God’s deeper purposes. We do not know which hard path is intended for His glory and our good. We do not know which easy path will actually be a dead end. Only He can show us and He does so in answer to prayer. When we say “lead us not into temptation” we are opening your hearts to the direction of God, even when it is different than we were expecting. “Your Father (and ONLY your Father) knows what you need” (Matthew 6:8).