Living God’s Plan

“For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.” (Heb. 3:16-19)

For 400 years, God planned the exodus! His desire was to have a people… to free the Hebrews from Egypt and make them His own. To convince Pharaoh to let them go, God sent His friend Moses and 10 plagues into Egypt. He opened the Red Sea and fed His people with manna and quail. He carried them on eagle’s wings and took care of all of their needs. And He brought them to the edge of the Promised Land. They were a special, chosen and protected nation. Their health was good and their shoes didn’t even wear out! But because of unbelief there were thousands of them who did not go into the Promised Land.

When God’s People Say – NO!

At the point of decision, when the people say, ‘We can’t do it! or We won’t do it!’… God is true to His Word! The Bible says “without faith it is impossible to please God” (Heb. 11:6). Where there is unbelief, there is no access to Promised Land. We loose the privilege of walking in the Promises of God, when we walk in stubborn disobedience to God’s heart. And we miss what God has planned for our lives in the process.

Choosing to Obey:

The writer of Hebrews is saying, “I do not want what happened in the wilderness to happen to you”. Don’t miss what God has planned for your life simply because you were afraid or unwilling to take a step of faith. The point is, that our unbelief limits God! We must choose to obey God in faith! Yes – it is a choice and we must not buy into excuses or argue with God. Every time we trust God’s wisdom, even when we don’t “feel” like it, we deepen our relationship with Christ, gain strength and open the door into the plans of God. It is God’s idea that we walk in bold obedience to His purposes and He has given us everything we need to do it. We just have to do it!

  • Listen to these words: “His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” (2 Pet. 1:3-4)

Trust His Power:

Understand… that as we obey God, not out of duty, fear or compulsion, but because we love Him; power is released to do the impossible! God empowers what He requires of His Child! Trust is the key… trusting that He knows what is best for us, activates the same supernatural resurrection power that raised Jesus from the dead (Rom. 8:6-11). The Holy Spirit quickens our mortal bodies so that we are able to please God, reach goals and walk in promise… no matter how big the obstacles resisting us. As we “follow” Christ – and I mean radical following – our relationship with Him deepens and grows stronger (Eph. 2:4-10).

The Love Factor:

Unbelievers often think Christians obey out of obligation or guilt or fear of punishment, but the opposite is true. Believers have been forgiven and set free… we obey out of love, and our obedience is not difficult when love is factored in! Jesus loves us with the same passion that the Father loves Him, and we abide in that love! Jesus said, I have loved you even – or with the same passion – as the Father has loved Me. Remain (abide) in My love. When you obey Me, you remain in My love, just as I obey My Father and remain in His love. I have told you this so that you will be filled with My joy. Yes, your joy will overflow!” (Jn. 15:9–11)

The greatest tragedy would be for you and I to stand at the edge of our destiny, but be afraid to enter into all that God has planned for us. Our obedience in moving forward, to take risks and step out in faith; will release God’s power in our lives. We were designed, created and anointed to live God’s plan for our lives – through bold faith, trusting His power and overflowing in joy. Let love be your motivation and run into the Father’s arms!

The time is NOW… to break out into God’s plan for your life!

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