Monday, February 04, 2008
Sounds Like a Plan to Me
“Be it unto me according to Your word.” Luke 1:38
Of the many grand declarations in scripture, few are more wondrous than this – “If any one be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Co. 5:17).
It is true. God can change any life and alter the course of history by so doing. “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you,” God said to Jeremiah. “Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you.”
Do you suppose that God might have known all about you before He shaped you in your mother’s womb? Of course He did! And in the same way He had holy plans for Jeremiah, so also He has holy plans for you. But the problem is that there are two other sets of plans competing against God’s will.
There are your plans, and the devil’s plans. Neither of these can compare with the first, yet most of us choose either of them instead of going God’s way. And the results are always disastrous in the end.
The best thing you can do for your life, and for the future generations that come from you, is to answer the call God has upon your life.
It is a call to a person, Jesus Christ; a call to give your life over to Him by faith, trusting Him to make you the person God created you to be. It is also a call to a purpose greater than yourself; a purpose for which you are gifted, and in which you will be empowered once you say yes.
“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.” (Jer.29:11).
Sounds like a plan to me!