Little eight-year-old Betsy knelt beside her bed with her mother to say her nighttime prayer. “I’ve had a good day today, God. I hope You’ve planned another good one for me for tomorrow.”
Does God have a special plan for each little girl, an old man, and a young lady? A plan for each of us? Really?
Before construction workers begin working on the foundation of a building, an architect has drawn elaborate plans that describe every little detail of the building. The same is true of building a ship, planting fields of grain or laying out the route for a highway. First the plan then the product. It is inconceivable that God would have no plan for us - the crowning achievement of His creation.
Even a superficial reading of the Bible reveals that all the men and women of the Bible were guided by God’s plan for their lives. He had a plan for each of them, and He has a plan for each of us, as well.
Perhaps, the question is not whether or not He has a plan for us, but whether or not we even want His plan for our lives. Many try to outsmart God with their plans and end up as failures.
David prayed, “Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.” He believed that God had a plan for his life. He also knew that his willingness to follow it was much like the relationship between a teacher and student. He had to be “taught” to follow that plan. Quite often students have to go through a “time of testing” before they get the answers correct. But in the end, a “passing grade” is worth it all.
Prayer: Lord, You have designed a plan for each of us. Enable us to follow it willingly each day of our lives! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; may Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. Psalm 143:10