Day 270 – Whose Plan?
On: July 28, 2015 | By: SWLadmin
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“Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked. He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.” They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover. Luke 22:9-13
“They found things just as Jesus had told them.” In light of the unfolding, over thousands of years, of God’s plan for the salvation of mankind, it should hardly come as a surprise that the day to day detail was taken care of as well.
Had Jesus carried out an earlier reconnaissance trip? Spoken to a local travel agent about accommodation? Checked out bookings.com? Or was it revealed to Him during time spent in prayer with His Father?
“How about you and I, today?” If I believe that God has a plan for my life, just as He did for Jesus, will He not reveal the detail as well as the big picture? If so, how do I find it out?
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:11-12
Clearly! Jesus discovered His Father’s will through time spent with Him in prayer. And, as we seek His will, revelation may come through various channels, as it did to Paul and the early church:
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Acts 13:2
During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” Acts 16:9
Whose plan do I want to follow? God will direct my life only to the extent that I will allow Him. And I can only allow Him to take control of that which He has revealed to me. And that will be governed by the time I spend with Him.
Father God, forgive me for the number of times I simply press ahead with my own plans. Draw me to Yourself that I might discover Your plans for my life, and grant me courage to go with what you show me. Amen.