The Ultimate Plan And We Are Included In It

2nd May

God has now revealed to us His mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill His own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ – everything in heaven and on earth.”

Ephesians 1:9-10

God’s plan from the beginning of time was clear yet not fully revealed. Although God revealed part of His plans through the prophets and promises found in the Old Testament, it was only until Jesus walked on this earth, that God’s ‘masterplan’ was fully revealed to His people. Paul, plainly and clearly tells us that God’s plan is to bring the whole of creation, both in heaven and on earth, together in one voice, as one body, under the authority of Christ.

This is not some communistic ideology, to bring all humanity under one head to have ultimate authority and dictatorship over all, but rather God’s plan is to bring peace, love and joy to a broken, hopeless and helpless world. It is to save humanity rather than enslave it. God’s perfect love wants to set the captives free, to break the chains of sin, to release us to live as He made us to be. His rule is liberty not law, freedom not captivity!

We, who have been saved already, live in the fullness of this plan. We can have as much of Jesus as we want; as much as we allow ourselves to be filled by His love. We can walk in His plans and purposes for our lives NOW. We can live in all He has for us NOW. Moreover, we are also called to be instruments and vessels of His masterplan too. We are beacons of His love. We carry the authority of the King. We are individually commissioned to serve in His Kingdom. God has a plan for you individually that is necessary and fits perfectly in His final masterpiece. You are part of God’s plan.

God Knows Best

1st May

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

God knows best. So trust Him. The end…

Of course there are comical connotations in the above statement, yet in reality, this should be our life statement. It really is as simple as that. God really does know best, so that is why we should trust Him.

Not only should we trust Him, but we should learn to distrust or rather not depend on our own understanding. In truth, that is probably harder than trusting God. We can trust God because we know that He is all powerful and sees all things and knows all things. But the difficult part is letting go, and letting God. We want to be in the driver’s seat of our lives, because although we know that God knows best, we still want to be in control.

It is like when we follow a satellite navigation route. We program it, follow its route, yet when we are led into a route or an unknown road that is not familiar, we tend to have less confidence in the GPS and start to take back control ourselves by not following the navigation’s instruction, which of course ends up causing us to become even more lost. It’s the same with our lives. When we try to take back control from God’s leading in our lives, we get even more lost and confused. We should simply put our trust in God, actively seek His will, seeking the next step, decision or words we should say, and let Him show us which path to take, what to do, and what to say.

We can have full confidence that God knows best. His plans for us are for good. Trust Him and see that He is good.