Hi Peeps! Hope that you are all doing well. Here is my latest post, it’s a bit later than usual because one: the internet went down, and two: I wasn’t quite happy with it and I didn’t want to post it just because I normally post on a Tuesday. 😊 I like to post something that will bless others so if it takes a bit longer, then so be it.
God loves plans. The Bible is God’s plan for humanity.
God gave Peter a plan for Gentiles to be saved! Something he hadn’t considered before as they were unclean to him (Acts 10:9-16).
In Acts 16:6-10, Paul wanted to preach the Word in Asia but was prevented by the Holy Spirit. Then he wanted to pass through Bithynia but was again preventing in doing so by the Holy Spirit. God gave him a vision of the man from Macedonia, so Paul went there to preach the Gospel.
God is into plans.
I like to make daily plans, weekly plans, and yearly plans. By doing this, I find that I can get more done than not having a plan in the first place. It doesn’t have to be anything formal just a few notes here and there, I do prefer to write them down as I normally have so many, that I’d probably forget something otherwise. People who make plans are more productive than those who don’t.
Sometimes God may give us a plan. An idea will pop into your head while praying, driving, washing up, wherever. It’s an idea that you cannot shake and even if you’re not thinking about it, the idea will come back to you again. It wants to be fulfilled but cannot be unless you act on it.
Before you embark on any plan it’s always wise to consult God before committing to do anything. If you’re not sure about your plan then get some advice about it from a fellow brother or sister in the Lord, someone who you trust and someone who has a good relationship with God.
If it’s something major, then speak to your pastor or vicar to gain some wisdom from them. After all, they are responsible for you, and God will give them counsel for you, so you can be sure that your plan is from God before you begin.
Allow room for God to interrupt/change our plans.
Even though we have made our own plans, God sometimes changes our plans to meet His plan for our lives. God’s plans are far better than our own, and while it may not make sense to you, do whatever God is telling you to do. God often tells us things that make no sense!
An angel of the Lord told Phillip to leave a city where revival was breaking out (Acts 8:4-8) to go to another place, which didn’t make sense. But as he obeyed God, he met up with the Ethiopian eunuch and told him about Jesus.
This man became a Christian and got baptised. That guy then went on his way and would have told others about Jesus too. Who knows how many others came to know the Lord because of this man’s testimony?
Cover them in prayer.
This goes without saying but cover your plans in prayer. Once you have prayed about your plan, sought God, taken practical steps to put your plan into action; then covering your plans in prayer is the next step.
See what God will do.
This is the fun part! If you have made solid plans, are disciplined, and have committed your plans to the Lord, then you are on the right road to seeing fruitfulness come from the plans you made.
God is a rewarder. He loves to bless hard work, and people that trust in Him. Obedience and faith please God, so if you obey His voice and believe that He will open doors for you, then He will act according to your faith and you will reap the rewards.
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