TODAY’S DEVOTION (Friday 7TH August 2020)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 TLB
WELCOME TO THE 218TH DAY OF OUR YEAR OF REJOICING
The Wings of the Spirit have indeed been carrying us from one throne room mystery to another for six days. Today will be the seventh day of the journey. One thing we should know is this, being on the Wings of the Spirit while journeying through the Holy Scriptures is the best way to study the Word with its author by your side.
People who eventually fulfilled all of GOD’s plans for their lives, rode on the wings of the Spirit to meditate on the word of the LORD day in and day out.
The apostles rode on it by sitting down to listen to the LORD. Today we are riding on it by sitting down to be taught by the Spirit of the LORD blowing through the pages of the scriptures. That is why am hopeful that we will fulfill all of GOD’s plans for our lives.
You see, there are three basic plans that are influencing humanity on our planet earth today: the plans of God, the plans of man, and the plans of the evil one (the devil). Sadly, many are not following GOD’s plans for their lives because of the absence of the revelation that would have helped them.
Many are failing because of the plans they are following in their lives. They are not following the only plans that do not fail – the plans of GOD.
The Bible sometimes calls plans “counsels.” And it says, “the counsel of God shall stand.” Meaning others may manifest but will never stand the test of time. Only that of God will both manifest and stand the test of time. That is why when you follow the plans or counsel of the LORD for your life, you are already a success even if you have not succeeded in anything you may be doing at the onset.
WALKING IN THE PLANS OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT WALK ON EARTH.
The plans of GOD are the only plans on planet earth with a glorious end, even if the end will not look glorious in the sight of lost men.
You do not walk in the plans of GOD following the views of men. If you do, you will not realize when you have slipped away from His plans into your own plans, or into the plans of those whose views you are listening to.
Sadly, many are living according to the plans of men and the evil one for their lives because they are not good at neutralizing the influence of public opinion. Others want to please some people HENCE fetching opinions from them to follow a Heavenly counsel for their lives. Very few know that you do not follow earthly counsels when pursuing a heavenly plan.
We were NOT originally designed to survive in our own plans for our lives. Irrespective of how lofty they may look, our plans for our lives do not hold a guarantee for our lives. It is the realm whose plans we are following that will determine the interventions we will get if we run into trouble waters. If therefore, we will enjoy unending interventions from GOD, we must learn to follow His plans for our lives, no matter the cost.
We were designed to survive in God’s plans, not our plans. We will fail and loose big time if we do not follow this simple truth in our lives.
Many think that born again is a permission to carve out their own plans then seek the LORD to prosper them. That is not true. Born again prevents us from carving out our own plans. It confines us to GOD’s prepared plans for our lives alone and nothing else.
Christianity is not receiving power from God to succeed in your own plans. That will be Christianity controlled by the spirit of Babylon. Christianity is submitting your entire life to Jesus Christ and harmonizing it with His plans for your life.
Friend, I want to announce to you through this devotional that God has a plan for you. It does not matter what may have happened to you, His plans for your life are still intact.
YOU ONLY NEED TO DISCOVER AND HARMONIZE YOUR LIFE WITH THEM.
The rhythm your life will produce if you harmonize it with God’s plans for your life will be pleasant to Heaven and earth. Forcing the earth to make you fruitful, and the heavens to give you showers in seasons.
Two words we can use to describe how your life will become when you align with GOD’s plans for it, are “peace” and “Prosperity.” Yes, because we live in an imperfect world there could be challenges even if you are in GOD’s plans for your life, but the peace and the prosperity that will proceed from Him during those moments will make you pass through the fire and not be burnt.
Friend, your security, prosperity, protection, significance, and bearing in life are buried in God’s plans for your life. Stepping into them, is the only key you will need to turn every one of these blessed things in your life on.
Meaning, you cannot become anything significant in this life as a Child of God until you step into God’s plan for your life. You must understand that what God has designed to be turned on in your life, by stepping into His plan for your life, cannot be turned on by praying, fasting, or sowing seeds, (as we call it today).
When the bad and ugly are always happening to you, it is a sign that you are either outside God’s plan for your life or you are not following them accurately.
Stepping into God’s plan for your life remains the only solution to your entire problems.
I have come to discover that Life outside God’s plans can be very horrible. You will lack divine interventions when you need them most. That is part of the reasons why you find many not seeing GOD’s intervention for their lives happen, despite the many prayers they have sent to heaven.
Many do not know that God do not just intervene in things. He will first investigate the situation to see if the people involved are in His plans for their lives before moving. If they are not, it will be difficult to secure a lasting intervention from Him. Hence, in His love and mercy, He will send a prophet to them to bring them into His plans for their lives to intervene in their situations.
DIVINE MANIFESTATIONS ARE UNLEASHED AFTER A PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ROOTED IN DIVINE PLANS.
The Israelites were in Egypt for 400 years. They were in slavery. Many people were also in slavery like them under other kings. But God could not bring these other slaves out of their task masters except the Israelites. He was able to bring Israel out because they were in His divine plan.
The easiest way to terminate the works of the devil in your life is to step into a divine plan of God for your life.
Step into a Church that is God’s plan for your life. Submit to a minister of the gospel that is God’s plan for your life. Get involved in any ministry that is God’s plans for your life. Get married to a man or woman that is God’s plan for your life. Pursue a career that is God’s plan for your life. Buy a car or live in a house that is God’s plans for your life.
People who limit their lives just to things that are God’s plans for them will end up living the most peaceful lives on earth.
When you step into God’s plan for your life, the enemy will step out of your life. God’s divine plans and demonic oppression cannot co-exist! Even in the school of receiving blessing from God, what will come to you by stepping into God’s plans for your life, will never come to you through any other means! Our devotional text quoted God saying,
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
God’s plans are the only plans with a future, and a glorious one indeed. Every other plan has no glorious future embedded in it.
Sometimes, when you step into God’s plans, they could look bleak and unpromising at the onset. That is a period set aside for you to be tried by the word that brought you into the plan. The purpose is to help you develop stature. If you hang on there, you will experience a gradual change, then a sudden turn around leading to a significant change.
NOW, HAVING KNOWN ALL THAT, HOW DO WE STEP INTO GOD’S PLAN FOR OUR LIVES?
It begins with a word from the LORD. It begins on the threshing floor of the place of revelation truth or rhema from GOD. God will have to speak or reveal things to you that will help you step into them.
Anything about God is not discovered on the surface of life but revealed to the Heart in the deeper places of the Spirit. The things that will reveal His plans for your life or help you step into them cannot be found on the surface. You will need a deeper walk with GOD to find them. You will need revelatory truths that are out of this world to find them because they are not of this world.
This morning I want to urge you to begin a deeper walk with God if you have not.
You have been shallow for too long; you must go deep to discover God’s true plans for your life. When you walk with God and allow Him to take you to the deeper places of His Spirit, you will wake up one day to see yourself fulfilling His plans for your life.
I believe our 50 Days Wings of The Spirit program on the Morning Cloud Television provides the opportunity for us all to get deeper with the LORD.
I am fully persuaded that at the end of it all, none will be in the dark as to what God’s immediate present plans for their lives is. Yes, all will know their post or formation in GOD’s end time army.
MAKE THIS SCRIPTURE AN ADDITIONAL MEDITATION FOR TODAY.
“The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nought; He makes the thoughts and plans of the peoples of no effect.”
“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations.”
“Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His heritage.” Psalms 33:10-11 AMP