God Has Prepared in Advance

I absolutely love the idea that God is working behind the scenes and is preparing good things for our lives.

God not only goes with me, He goes on before me to prepare the way.

Ephesians 2:10 lays the groundwork for this Biblical truth: "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]."

God has already prepared in advance, the good things that you are called to do for Him. We don't come up with them on our own.

Our goal as followers of Christ is not to come up with good ideas or plans, but to seek out God ideas and plans, and to walk in them.

Our heroes in the Bible set the precedent for this kind of thinking: "So how do we fit what we know of Abraham, our first father in the faith, into this new way of looking at things? If Abraham, by what he did for God, got God to approve him, he could certainly have taken credit for it. But the story we're given is a God-story, not an Abraham-story. What we read in Scripture is, "Abraham entered into what God was doing for him, and that was the turning point. He trusted God to set him right instead of trying to be right on his own." (Romans 4:1-3)

Are you trying to be right on your own? Or are you entrusting yourself to God, who always gets things right? Let's make it our aim to enter into what God is already doing for us.