God’s plan for all of us manifests in His plan for each of us.


Following His time in the wilderness, satan tempted Jesus three times: feed himself, demonstrate that He was indeed the Son of God, rule all the nations. (Matthew 4:1-11)

Aren’t each of these things in and of themselves good things? Of course they are. Jesus could easily have done each of them on His own, without satan’s temptation or intervention. So, why didn’t Jesus just do it? Why didn’t Jesus just feed everyone, demonstrate without any question to any His divinity, become the undisputed King of kings during His earthly life?

It was not God’s plan for His Son. God’s plan was to offer the life of His son on the cross and His resurrection so that all mankind had a path to salvation. (John 3:16)

And so it is with each of us. We all are called upon to have a personal relationship with God and His Son, Christ Jesus. Created in His image, we are each unique. When we are reborn we are filled with the Holy Spirit, bear the fruit of the Spirit and given Spiritual gifts. Each of us is called upon to serve God in a unique way. This is what having a personal relationship with God and Jesus is all about, our uniqueness and how we can uniquely serve to the glory of Jesus and thereby glorify God.

This is at once a truly awesome gift and a tremendous responsibility, this personal, one-on-one relationship with the God and the Father. May we each be up to the task.

Shalom,

Art

Alive in The Word

About aliveintheword

Missouri, USA Married to Marty, 45 years 2 sons (with 2 daughers-in-law) and 2 granddaughters Life dedicated to serving Jesus Christ and delivering the Good News
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2 Responses to God’s plan for all of us manifests in His plan for each of us.

  1. ptl2010 says:

    Amen. Each of us created unique. Each individually loved by God. Each special in His sight. He calls you and me and when we take up our cross and follow Him we do His will and bring glory and honor to Him. May we do Him proud.

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