Many people do not realize that God’s plan for their life is so much better than their own plan. We sit with a child in high school and we say so what is your plan? We have taken them to church and they have professed Christ as Savior and we ask them. What is your (worldly) plan? With no thought of what God has planned for them! It is very obvious that God has a plan for all of His children.[ephesians 2:10] For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them. [jeremiah 29:11] For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
So how do we discover the plans God has for us? It is actually really simple. First we must learn God’s word then we must actually apply what we learn to our everyday lives. Let’s go through the Lord’s prayer for example. Most everyone reading this has prayed the Lord ’s Prayer.
The Model Prayer[matthew 6:9-13] Therefore, you should pray like this:
Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy. Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (How do you feel Gods will is done in Heaven? Is Gods will in your life equal to His will in Heaven?)
Give us today our daily bread. (We are taught to only require daily Bread but we hoard up and ignore the needs of others.)
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (We pray that God forgives us as we forgive others!! Pretty scary!)
And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Imagine this………. Imagine if we learned Gods word like we do our favorite songs, movie or book. Imagine if we actually required our children to spend 1/3 as much time on reading the Bible as we do going to school and then we actually lived the way we were taught to live in scripture. Just imagine what the world would be like. How much less crime we would have, how many marriages would be saved, how many addictions would never have happened. And how many hungry people would be healthy. You
see – the KEY that unlocks God’s amazing plan for your life is applying God’s rules into your daily behavior. That is how simple it is.
God said forgive, so forgive. God said passion is good but only in marriage, so save yourself for marriage. God said love others more than yourself, so put others before yourself. You see God’s plan doesn’t look, taste, smell, sound or feel like we think it should so we try to cut out our own path and plan. That’s why the world is in such a mess. Nature reveals the balance that God intended for the world however humans do not participate in the plan of God; only nature does. Nature is evidence that Gods way works. So choose Gods ways and unlock what you were designed to do.
In Christ, Skipper Hair