Posts Tagged ‘ Plan ’

VerseD: Matthew 20:28

“even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:28, ESV

God’s plan is the redemption of His people and this world, and Jesus not only redeemed us but at the example for us. We are to serve God by serving others, even to the point of laying down our lives to draw others to Christ’s redemption.

VerseD: Galatians 5:16

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.

Galatians 5:16, ESV

We want to do our own thing, but God draws is into His will and plan by His Holy Spirit indwelling and guiding us.

VerseD: John 1:12

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God

John 1:12, ESV

God’s plan is restoration of His very good work, starting with this of us who believe in the life, atoning death, and resurrection of Christ – we are adopted in Christ as heirs of eternal life.

VerseD: Isaiah 41:13

For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”

Isaiah 41:13, ESV

God knows what He is doing, and He invites us into His plan through His Son. We should have no reason to fear, knowing we are His in Christ.

VerseD: Galatians 2:20

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Galatians 2:20, ESV

God has a plan, and we join that plan in Christ. We let His purpose become our purpose, sacrificing our desires as He transforms us into the likeness of the Son.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:9

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:9, ESV

None of our plans will work apart from God.
“Seek first his kingdom and righteousness …”

VerseD: Isaiah 25:1

O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
Isaiah 25:1, ESV

God deserves our praise, for He planned our salvation from before time, and He keeps His promises!
Turn from sin and put your faith in The Faithful One before His return!

VerseD: Psalm 37:5

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act.
Psalm 37:5, ESV

Do not merely pray for God to bless your plans. Seek His will, to walk in His wisdom, and your plans will be His plans and will succeed by His standard.

VerseD: Proverbs 16:3

Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:3, ESV

Do not read this as “Make sure God is invoked in your work so that your plans work out.”

Start your plans by seeking God’s will, work diligently and faithfully with the help of God, and find success on God’s terms, not necessarily your own.

VerseD: Isaiah 25:1

O Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.
Isaiah 25:1, ESV

Our God, who planned out history and redemption before the world was made, is faithful to fulfill all He has willed and promised.

He is worthy of our praise!