Week 5: Devotions, God has a plan
It should provide much reassurance to know that God has a plan for our lives. Each day as we wake up, the goal should be to ask God to reveal that plan to us, so that we might follow it to the best of our ability. But most often, when we wake in the morning, the last thing on our mind is to think about God’s plans. Instead, we usually start thinking about our own plans. What to wear? What to eat for breakfast? Am I late? Again? At times our thoughts as we wake are much more troublesome. The fight that we had right before bed. The bills that are not paid and won’t be for a while. Do we really have time to find out God’s plans? Do we really want to know? What if His plans include more trials? This is the time that we must remember that God’s plans are perfect. It is truly amazing how he can use the most insignificant or the most awful circumstances and turn them into good. We might come to Him at our worst, and He will show us His best for us. Absolutely everything that happens in our lives, every time we mess up, or do our best, it is part of God’s plans.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer. 29:11
Thinking of this verse first thing in the morning might help us to remember that God’s plans are always for good, and we need to seek them out. God wants us to seek Him, He wants us to pursue Him and find out what His plans are for our lives. Hearing God’s plans for might be scary at first, but knowing them seems much scarier.
Your challenge for this week, when you wake…pray that God will reveal His plan for you.
Then think of the children in your class, how is God using them to fulfill His plans? Are you helping them by encouraging their talents and abilities or are you standing in their way? Pray that you will be an encouragement to them every day.