FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN SECURES OUR FREEDOM:
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:
FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN SECURES OUR FREEDOM, our journey into the world comes with all sorts of human weakness but it is not the plan of God that any should be lost. In his word we are able to develop strength and courage to weather the storms of life if we are willing to accept him as our savior and walk in faith. We are not promised that the journey will be easy but we are encouraged by the words Jesus spoke when he said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11: 29-30: NKJV)
FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN SECURES OUR FREEDOM; therefore, we must “lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” (Hebrews 12:1-2)
FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN SECURES OUR FREEDOM; as we journey we must remember that we are not beyond the desire of Satan’s attempt to cause us to detour from the course set before us. We must prepare for the battle of our very souls; therefore, we must gird ourselves in the “whole armor.” Scripture reminds us, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (the ruler of darkness). (Ephesians 6:11), your armor consist of truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation, the Word of God and prayer. Clothed in this armor you will be able to repel the forces of evil.
We must learn to put our trust in God, rely on his Word as our compass among chaos and instability in the world; FOLLOWING GOD’S PLAN SECURES OUR FREEDON, because he lifts us to a level far beyond the elements of this world.