“Oh Lord, you are my God, I will extol you and praise your name; for you have fulfilled your wonderful plans of old, faithful and true.” Isaiah 25:1.
Do you really trust God?
You know, do you really place your full assurance and belief that He will be in the center of your life because He says He will? This can be the most difficult thing for any human being: to believe in something we can’t see, touch, hear or experience in a way that makes sense to us. Knowing and believing in God requires the use of a sense deep within ourselves that we may have very little knowledge of, or experience with, and it’s just so hard to make that leap to believe in God’s faithful goodness.
As you read this passage from Isaiah, see that it states, “You have fulfilled your wonderful plans of old, faithful and true.”
The plans God has fulfilled are His plans, not ours. Our job is to see that our desires and plans line up with God’s plans, and then He will fulfill those plans.
How often do we seem to float through each day, and each day passing without our full awareness becomes our life? Often times, such floating can seem aimless and without intent. We might not realize at the moment that we have floated through life, but when we look back, we realize that we did not accomplish anything, or as much as we had hoped, toward our dreams and goals.
During Lent, we have the opportunity to be intentional and purposeful in our thoughts, words and actions, as well as the time we dedicate to prayerful contemplation of God’s Will for our lives. Use these remaining weeks of Lent to set aside prayer time to faithfully ask God what plans He has for your life and how He wishes you to accomplish them. Then move with great courage to begin accomplishing the plans you hear in your heart that God wishes you to fulfill. Trust that He will be with you through it all, guiding and directing your every step.