Saturday, 4th March, 2023
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
"Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will" (Ephesians 1:5 KJV)
There’s nothing you might be experiencing today that’s a surprise to God. He knew you and knew everything about your life before you came into this world. He planned your life excellently for His glory. Therefore, let nothing discourage you. Trust Him and be patient.
The Bible says He foreknew and predestined you to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, Jesus. He prearranged your life for glory and excellence. He said to Jeremiah: “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5).
It’s akin to what He says to us in Ephesians 2:10 AMPC: “For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”
He already planned your life for His glory. So even when things get difficult, remain in His perfect will by staying on the Word. He has said, “…all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). This is a guarantee.
In your walk with the Lord, trust Him, knowing that He never fails and His timing is always perfect. James 1:4 says, “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” You need patience for a balanced, successful and stable Christian life. Keep your trust and hope in Him alive, for the Bible says those who trust in Him shall never be disappointed (Romans 5:5).
"Dear loving and ever-gracious Father, thank you for prearranging my life for glory and excellence. You’ve set me on the path that I must follow; and by your Spirit, you lead me from place to place in a perpetual victory parade! I’m walking in victory, success, peace and prosperity, in Jesus’ Name. Amen."
Proverbs 3:5-6 AMPC; Isaiah 1:19 TLB; 2 Corinthians 2:14 MSG
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 10:32-52; Numbers 14-15
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Matthew 20:1-16; Exodus 13