06 May The Man With The Plan
The Man With The Plan
Prayer doesn’t seem to come natural for people. It seems to be the last ditch option that is pursued primarily from desperation. Why is it that we look for natural answers first, natural solutions first, when our Father has the ability and desire to lead us right to the answers. I believe it is an issue of control.
How often do we then enter into prayer once we have found our solution we want and then look to the Father to bring it to pass. This is again an act of control on our part.
Lordship is all about trust and control. When Jesus is Lord we have given him control and we must trust Him with the control of our life. It is easiest to relinquish control when we can truly trust the person in charge, and he is truly trustworthy.
Please understand God wants what is best for you!
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Our ability to understand any situation is finite, but the Lord has infinite understanding. Wouldn’t you prefer to see things how He sees them, with everything revealed about your situation in life?
Psalm 147:5 How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!
Furthermore He is willing to share those insights with you!
Jeremiah 33:3 Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.
The One who has great plans for you, has infinite understanding, and is willing to show you how to navigate life is your Father. Our prayers work best when we start with looking for His wisdom and understanding. This is exactly how the Apostle Paul operated throughout the book of Acts and in the letters he sent to Ephesus and Colosse.
Col 1:9 So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Eph 1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling,
If you need answers concerning circumstances or direction in life, the best place to start is with the Father. Jesus reminded us to “seek first the Kingdom of God and all things would be added to us.”
He is the Man with the Plan, so go and seek Him.