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God's Plan For Me (10 of 49)
Series: Romans- God's Glorious Gospel
• Without exception, parents tend to have a plan, wishes, and hopes for their children. Teenagers may "roll their eyes" or "perish the thought" of fulfilling the dreams mom and dad has for them, but truthfully in most cases, the parents honestly desire the best for their offspring. However, we parents do have an incomplete picture of our children. We are not privy to their thoughts, pressures, deep seated frustrations or likes. The point is that while we want the best, we do not truly know what the best is for them.
• In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says, "If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more your Faith in heaven will give good gifts to those who ask Him!" In the same way you and I desire the best for our kids, so does God want the best for us. Furthermore, God has a much better knowledge of us that we have of our Children. He knows us from inside out, He knows what makes us tick, and He knows what is BEST for us.
• What God wants for His crown creation is this; fulfillment, peace, joy, love, security, gentleness, and much more. However, God knows that we cannot ever achieve this type of life without a guiding, loving, ongoing relationship with Him. How does He know this? He designed us this way. Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you" - this is the LORD's declaration - "plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." God has a plan for every person's hope and future, yet God has given mankind a human choice. Everyone makes a choice.
• When I was a kid, the adults in my life used a phrase which we do not use much anymore. "Bent and determined" was the phrase (and the faster you spoke it the more meaning it had.) Using that human argument, it would seem that mankind has been "bent and determined" to dismiss God from our lives. At the same time, it would see ...
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