“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren” – Romans 8:29
LIGHT FOR NOW: God’s plan, your cursor for salvation
The light of God’s word as revealed in the above text shows the grand plan of God about man. The plan of God’s Salvation unto the people was pre-thought and assigned to happen even before man came into the knowledge of such plan. The plan of God is the intention he has even before the creation of the world. His plan for man was predestined and it is shown through his actions towards man, by doing everything necessary to achieve that intention. The Bible in Jeremiah 1:5 shows that God knows us even before we were born and he has set plans for our lives even until the end thereof as shown in Jeremiah 33:3. God’s plan is revealed in the lives of men. He comes into counsel with himself and executes the counsel in the actions of men and also gives the choice to man to either accept such plan and be saved; or reject and be damned. God sets a compass for man even before the man is born into the world: these plans are beautiful and befitting for the man loved by God. Those plans include what we will do and how we can do them as shown in Revelation 3:8, “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name”.
Having knowledge of this fact, we see that God knows us very well even before the beginning of time and He places us in a position which is required to fulfil those plans. Even though circumstances may seem to derail God’s plan for us, we are encouraged to stay glued to God that we may fulfil his intention for God had ordained us for His salvation and light and no circumstance can cut that away. As shown in Acts 4:28, God had determined whatsoever, before it was done. It therefore reveals that God is in the business of ensuring that we fulfil His original plan for us as he had ordained it to be. Despite the fact that God had mapped out plans for the salvation, God leaves man with the choice to either accept or reject the plans, he sets man on a path to be what he had ordained them to be but in that, man still has the discretion to follow that path or not. No one knows the mind of God except it be revealed and such revelation is evident in the actions of the man when he receives the Spirit of God and lives according to his commandments, see John 1:14 where God’s plan for human salvation was revealed as flesh and walked among us; and we beheld that plan face to face in its glory. In that, we are charged to work according to God’s plan by accepting the path and modalities crafted by God which will be for our benefit.
INSTRUCTION: Be steadfast in living according to the plan of God.
CONFESSION: I am anointed and ordained to be saved by God. I’m a part of God’s plan and I will walk according to those dictates and benefit God’s plan fully. Amen!
QUOTE: The mind of God is for men to attain salvation and that attainment is what pleases God.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EPHESIANS CHAPTER 2; EVENING: JOHN CHAPTER 1