Dear Church Family,
I shared with you on Sunday, December 31st that God is a planner. He has plans. He implements His plans. He accomplishes His plans. Isaiah 46:8-11 says,
8 “Remember this and stand firm,
recall it to mind, you transgressors,
9 remember the former things of old;
for I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like me,
10 declaring the end from the beginning
and from ancient times things not yet done,
saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
and I will accomplish all my purpose,’
11 calling a bird of prey from the east,
the man of my counsel from a far country.
I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass;
I have purposed, and I will do it.”
One of the primary examples of this is God’s plan to save humanity through the work of His Son, Jesus Christ. God is a planner. As God’s people, we should seek to imitate God and one of the ways we can imitate Him is by planning.
As we enter the new year, what are your plans? What are your resolutions? What needs to change in your life? Do you need to give attention to your spiritual health? Your physical health? Your relationships? Your mental health? Your financial health? We all have areas of our lives that need attention, that need change. But those areas will not change without a plan. You’ve heard it said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Are you going to do the same thing this year or are you going to make a plan to change, to grow, to become the person God wants you to be? What is your plan?
Pastor Ron Jones