God’s Plan Is Always Working

October 17, 2011 by  
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Reading for the Day – Romans 8:28 (NIV)

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, whohave been called according to his purpose.

Imagine a beautiful picture painted on the side of a warehouse. If I stand with my nose against the warehouse, I cannot see much of the picture. And what I can see doesn’t look very impressive. It doesn’t make much sense. It certainly doesn’t look like art.

We also have a limited perspective when we imagine God’s plan for our life. We are standing so close to the wall, that we can’t understand the big picture. The truth is that the Creator of the Universe has it all under control! He always has a plan, and that plan is always in motion.

In Jeremiah 29:11, God says, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God knows the plans that He has for us. We don’t know – we can’t know – our human brains couldn’t understand the big picture even if we could figure it out.

Sometimes we make a mistake, big or small, and we think that we’ve just foiled God’s plan. We’re not giving God enough credit. First of all, God knew at the beginning of time that we would make that mistake. Second of all, He is God – obviously, He can fix our mistakes and/or make good things come of them. We just have to trust Him. We just have to trust in His divine plan.

And when that day comes, when we meet God face to face and the picture becomes clear, when we can stand back from the warehouse and see the painting, oh how beautiful and majestic it will be!

 Prayer Suggestion:

Dear Heavenly Father, Forgive me when I doubt your plan. Please forgive me when I am impatient. I do trust you God, and I know that the big picture is perfect, just like your perfect will. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Robert Moment is a life-transforming inspirational life coach , speaker and author of highly acclaimed inspirational book, Christian Women-Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose , happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing online Bible Study titled,  Christian Living.

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God Knows Where You Are

July 19, 2010 by  
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Reading for the Day: Psalm 139:7

“I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!”

When you’re a kid, no matter where you go, it seems like your parents always can always tell where you are. It’s that uncanny ability that amazes and frustrates you at the same time, especially when you don’t want to be found. It’s the same with God. He’s our Heavenly Father and He can always find us even if we don’t want to be found.

In the verse above, it sounds like David is trying to escape from God. He realizes that it is useless and starts to yell in desperation. In actuality, he is happy that God can always find Him. You might not want to acknowledge it now, but when you are lost, all you want to be – is found.

God can see us when we sin and when we do good. Yes, He is disappointed when we don’t follow Him, but in His love, He still protects us. And, most importantly, He is always, always ready to accept us back into His fold.

When we do find God again, we are often scared to tell Him what we’ve been doing. Here’s a news flash: He already knows. He sees what we do in the light and the dark. It is not God’s nature to want to crush us in our sin or ridicule us for what we’ve done.

Yes, He wants us to confess our sins to Him but because we love and trust Him, not because He’s ignorant of what we’ve been up to. And, He will forgive and gather us up into His loving arms to be comforted – forever. How’s that for a welcome home greeting!

Prayer Suggestions: God is always watching you – with love in His heart.

Robert Moment is a personal growth “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, speaker and author of bestselling book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about teaching individuals how to experience God’s love, peace,  joy , power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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