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The Promise that God Has a Good Plan for Your Life!
It is always amazing to me how upside down our thinking is.
Have you ever noticed that when something good happens to us it is luck and when something bad happens to us it is an act of God? When things are going well we never think to praise God and thank Him. But when things are going bad we always seem to blame Him.
Yet the Scripture teaches us just the opposite of that. James 1:17 declares "Every good gift and ever perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning."
Our promise tell us that God has thoughts toward us. It shows us that we are ever in His thoughts. We were not abandoned and set upon the earth to survive on our own. He is deeply involved in our lives and thinks about us. It is those thoughts that brought forth the very plan of salvation. A plan that was conceived in the mind of God before creation itself. Matthew 25:34 states "Come you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."
Ephesians 1:4 declares "According as he has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the World..."
Revelation 13:8 declares Christ as the "...Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
These verses show to us that God developed a plan.
In fact the psalmist states in Psalm 139:15-17 "My frame was not hidden from You. When I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they were all written, the days fashioned for me. When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!"
I. There is a good Plan for your Life Planned by God!
Our promise goes on to declare that not only is there a plan but it is a positive plan.
A. It is a Good plan!
He defines for ...
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