‘…to will and to act according to His good purpose.’ Philippians 2:13 NIV
God is committed to His plan for your life, not yours! You can’t say, ‘Lord, here’s my plan; bless it.’ He may, but He may not. ‘…He…created us…so we can do the good things He planned for us…’ (Ephesians 2:10 NLT) You can’t say, ‘In this category I’m doing things my way, but in that category I’m being led by God.’ No, every step you take must be synchronised by the beat of the Holy Spirit. Nothing should be more important to you than keeping pace with Him. Paul writes, ‘For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His…purpose.’ (Philippians 2:13 NIV) God works through you as you open your spirit, engage your mind, and use your talents to do what He’s already put into your heart. The moment you say yes, He gives you the power to perform His will. Notice, He doesn’t reveal His will, then call you. No, He calls you, and as you step out and obey Him He reveals His will to you step by step. Each day God is moulding you into a greater likeness of His Son. That’s His objective. You’re not out for a stroll, you’re going somewhere! Over and over again you’ll be put into situations that mature you to the point where you have the same attitude, the same perspective, the same responses, and the same discernment as Jesus. Once you understand that, walking with God will take on a whole new meaning. You’ll realise that His custom plan for your life is the only plan that will ever satisfy you.
SoulFood: 1 Sam 21:1-6, Hosea 6:4-6, Matt 12:1-14
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2011