Proverbs 21:5 (NLT) Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
Today’s word reminds us (you) of one of the most critical components to our lives. The notion to plan and prepare is paramount to the life of the child of God. So the word today comes in the form of a question “How you Living” and the Bible provides the instruction; read below and see for yourselves!
The acronym for the “Bible” means Basic Instructions before Leaving Earth. As the sovereign, all-wise, omnipotent, and omniscient God, Scripture teaches us that God, has also immanently involved in His creation, has a sovereign plan He is accomplishing in the universe. The truth of God’s sovereign plan has many practical implications for us, but before we can properly relate to God’s plan, we need a right understanding of that plan generally speaking, or we may try to relate to the plan of God improperly. We need a grasp of the fundamental principles regarding His plan from the Word to form the grid needed for our thinking so we can relate responsibly to both God’s sovereignty and to His plan. So, what exactly is God’s plan? What is God’s plan like, and how does it impact our lives? This is unfolded in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.
Let us remember that while there is one great master plan, each one of us has a part in the master plan of God. This is infinitesimally small which should be humbling, but our part is very important to God, important enough to consider us individually even as to the number of the hairs on our head (Matthew 10:30). Such should not only bring comfort, but it should remind us we are here for a purpose(Ephesians 2:10). The great purpose of this plan is the manifestation of the glory of God in all His divine perfections. This means us folks(Romans 8:30) predestined to prosper in expressing God’s glory here on earth.
God’s plan accomplishes the purposes of God in the most complete and perfect way. His plan is best because He is omniscient, knows all things possible, and was eternally aware of all other possible plans. Since God is perfect in His perfections, holiness, love, grace, mercy, justice, goodness, truth, power, etc., our faith in God must rest in the fact it is the wisest possible plan and, as His finite creatures, we need to submit to God’s plan regardless of how things appear to us. We need to learn to see life from the standpoint of its overall purpose, the glory of God. Blessings and Peace be yours today and always.