A Glory Seed Devotional
You are a Plan, God’s Plan…
For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for Me wholeheartedly, you will find Me. (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NLT)
It doesn’t matter if you are doctor, a lawyer, a nurse, a teacher, an administrator, truck driver, a factory worker, a fast food worker, a minister, a custodian, temporarily unemployed, a health care worker, a cashier, or retired you are first and foremost a Plan of God. Perhaps you’ve never considered yourself God’s Plan. Perhaps you’ve only considered that God has a plan for your life. Isaiah puts our lives into the proper perspective, “…O LORD, You are our Father. We are the clay, and You are the potter. We all are formed by Your hand.” (Isaiah 64:8 NLT)
God through Jeremiah tells us that disaster is not in his plan for our lives, yet disaster hits us in spite of what God says. But the truth is we are not told disaster will not hit us we are simply told if it does, it is not according to God’s plan for our lives. While God doesn’t give us disaster, what he does give us is a future and a hope. And he gives us one more thing that (for me) tops the future and a hope – he not only listens to us he gives us his attention.
When God gives us his attention it goes something like this. Disaster strikes. We pray for God’s help. God immediately goes to work strengthening, re-shaping our lives, and at times even breaking the natural order of things (a miracle) in order to give us a future and hope. As a Plan of God we are transformed not the circumstances of our lives (however, God reserves the right to transform our circumstances as well).
But what of God’s plan for our lives the book of Matthew has this to say. "Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?" Jesus replied, "'You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:36-40 NLT)
Grace and PEACE!
He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
And so I walk in the LORD's presence as I live here on earth!
(Psalms 116:8-9 NLT)
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