In the heart of every person is a Plan-A chosen for us, specifically tailored just for us. Many times people will understand the importance of vision, yet they go on to make their own plans without consulting with God.
During this time of year, many people evaluate their lives in light of a New Year. Promises are made. Good intentions are proclaimed for what people desire to have happen in their lives. Many are hoping for a better year than the previous one.
Yet in order to reach goals, we need vision from God. The only thing that will ultimately succeed is His plan for our lives; not just what we have planned to do. Psalm 127:1 says, “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.” Notice that the house got built, but they labored and it was in vain-because the Lord wasn’t in it. We must get God’s plan for our lives if we want things to go well. We must take time to pray, seek the Lord and get His will.
Proverbs 29:18a proclaims, “Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Another translation says, “the people suffer lack.” Not having a vision will result in a lack of progress and a lack of success. We must have vision to move forward. But more importantly we need the vision God wants for our lives.
In the heart of every person is a Plan-A chosen for us, specifically tailored just for us. Many times people will understand the importance of vision, yet they go on to make their own plans without consulting with God. Even in our college career days, for High School students, individuals think “What do I want to be?” The fact is, for a Christian, it’s never about what we want to be but discovering what I’ve been God-ordained to be; what He’s already planned for me. In fact, God already charted our course before we were born. We see this in the life of Jeremiah the prophet. God called Him as a prophet to the nations before He was born.
So in order to succeed in life, we must have the plan of God. But just because we have the right plan, doesn’t mean it will happen. We must also be diligent; staying focused on the vision until it comes to pass. Habakkuk 2:2-3 says, “Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
We must write the vision. This keeps it before us. If we can keep it before our eyes, we will more likely put the vision into practice. So as we enter into 2018, purpose in your life that you will have a vision for this year. A God-infused vision-and when you do, write the vision and keep it before you, and you will surely possess all that God has promised “because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”
There are many things that will endeavor to steal from our lives and try to hinder our faith walk. One, in particular, is very destructive.
We established the fact last week that Jesus died for our sins. Most everyone will agree with that fact. However, the Bible also says that He paid for our sicknesses and diseases; at the same exact time. Everything Jesus did for us, He did as our substitute.
This is a question many have asked. We see the day of Atonement occur, once a year, when the High Priest would offer sacrifices for the sins of the people, as well as himself.
The Bible is PLAIN-Jesus shall come back for His church. The question is, are you ready? We need to walk close to Him. Stay in close fellowship daily and if you miss it, run back to Him quickly.
This is a debate that has gone on for centuries in the church. What is the answer? What does the Bible say concerning this?
One of the greatest things about the Lord is His compassion. He’s not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
God is not to blame for the calamities we face. It started with Lucifer and Adam. Everything has been altered.
We are where we are today because of the words we spoke yesterday and tomorrow will be a result of the words that we speak today.
The Gospel accounts are proof and evidence of what Jesus began to do and to teach. (Acts 1:2) The same miracles we see in the book of Acts should occur today. The Book of Acts is actually the Acts of the Holy Spirit through the Church.
We as the Body of Christ need each other. Sometimes, in the midst of trials, people feel alone, forsaken and overwhelmed. That’s where a church family comes in...
God is only in control to the extent that we pray and ask Him to do certain things. "You have not, because you ask not.” It’s a very simple idea, but we must ask.
God promises us that if we hunger and thirst after Him, we shall be filled. Spiritual Hunger is the number one ingredient to receiving from God.
In a world that is constantly changing, it’s imperative that believers are established in God’s Word. God’s Word is our sure foundation.
Whenever we hear the good news of Jesus Christ, we have an option. To embrace it or reject it. If we accept it, repent and receive Jesus as our Lord & Saviour, then we are saved.
In our lives, we have to make the decision to believe God’s Word – above everything else. If He said we’re blessed and not cursed then we should agree with Him.
Things in life will come to steal our joy and cause us to be offended. But it’s entirely our choice whether we take the offense.
Ps. 92:10 says, “I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” The Anointing is the Presence of God. It’s one of the most important things in our lives.
Many times it’s easier to accept everything in life as the will of God than to take responsibility to find the will of God. God doesn’t send sickness to people to teach them something.