LEARN TO FOLLOW GOD’S PLAN
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES
When God breathe the breath of life into humans we were all given a great gift that was God’s plan. As we grow and mature we develop qualities of strength and endurance. God’s plan often brings us to a point where we realize we are solely dependent on him; that moment of dependence places us in a position to open our entire soul so God can come in and minister to us portions of his love in such a way our lives gradually find order.
We are all familiar with scripture and how Jesus methodically designed and presented his teachings on life and the way to salvation. It’s God’s Plan that we are able to grasp the true meaning of our lives; therefore, his Son was his gift for that very reason.
Take a moment and study Matthew chapter 13:
As Jesus shared thoughts and teachings he knew that his closest followers had been given insight into God’s kingdom. Jesus knew that not everybody has the gift of insight; the kind of insight with a ready heart so that understanding can flow freely. If there is no desire to receive his teachings people soon lose interest; his teachings in parables were to create readiness, to nudge the people toward receptive insight. In this worldly state without open thoughts and hearts we can go to church, listen to others teach and still not understand the meaning behind the message Jesus taught.
When anyone hears the news of the kingdom and don’t take it in, it just remains on the surface which give the Evil One opportunity to come along and pluck it out of that person’s heart. There are those who receive the word and respond with enthusiasm, as soon as the emotion wears off, difficulty arrives, they falter. Some hear kingdom news but allow worry and illusions about getting more and wanting everything under sun to strangle what was heard and nothing comes of it. But those who hear and take in the News, become productive as kingdom builders. It’s God’s Plan we must follow and his Son has shown the way.
- Pauls teaching of Faith (mychristianreport.wordpress.com)
- Faith, or Works, or Faith and Works? (rethinkingtheology.com)
- New Beginnings (auniversallove.wordpress.com)
- Nothing but the Gospel (pastorreeder.wordpress.com)
- Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: Within the Octave of Corpus Christi (frjeromeosjv.wordpress.com)
- How Do You Cultivate a Ministry for God’s Kingdom in Your World? (radicalinchrist.com)