Sunday, September 18, 2016

God’s Good Plan

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Do I Trust God’s Good Plan for my life? Pastor Kyle told us last Sunday that how we answer this question affects the entire way that we live and the quality of that life. A Christian is a follower of God in the goodness of His plan because, as John 3:16 tells us: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” and the playing out of God’s plan in our life is our sure hope With God’s steadfast love for us, we never have to worry about our life or our death. Jehovah-Jireh means “The Lord will provide”. God provides.
Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me.”

Life may not go as we plan. We do not know which way life is going to turn and go along the way, but we know that we can trust God and His plans. Life’s particularities may are not be realities. Some of us trust in the plans of others. Some of us are good at seeing the good things happening in others, but not in ourselves. “Not for self” is stinkin’ thinkin’. How much better would our lives be if. by faith, we trust in the goodness of God and His plans for our lives?


Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”


One of the most comforting truth of Scripture is that it is not the strength of our faith that saves us and provides the quality of life, through the fruit of the Spirit, by way of that faith. That strength comes from the One in whom we place our faith. Christ does not demand perfect faith of us before He redeems and blesses us, rather, He is seeking true faith. Although as Christians we are called to grow in our faith and trust ever more confidently in God’s Holy Word, the Lord receives even the smallest measure of faith, saving and blessing all who believe no matter the measure of faith that they possess. God meets all of us where we are at. The power of faith is not in the faith itself but in the One whom faith trusts.

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Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”


Walk in the goodness of God. Father God did not send His Son to die on a cross for the forgiveness of our sins so that we could have an average life. He has a good plan for each of our lives. So, back to the question: “Do you trust in God’s good plan for your life” or are you overcome with worry, anxiety and fear? By the power of the Holy Spirit repent, change direction and walk in the Spirit with the Lord, praising God for the goodness in your life.


In Christ, Brian

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