The sermon series continued this week and the Scriptures were read. The entire chapter was read but two verses seemed amplified in my mind. I knew I would come back to them when time permitted me to do so.
“No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him. But God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).
Since Sunday, I have gone back to read these verses and have been mulling them over in my mind. This is what has struck me:
- We cannot even conceive the things which God has planned for each of us. His plans exceed our imaginations. We cannot outdream God. Whatever we may have dreamed for ourselves, His dreams are bigger still.
- “For those who love him”… that is us. There is a plan and purpose designed for each of us. There is not one of us whom He does not have a plan.
- That plan is based on Ephesians 2:10 which tells us, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared in advance for us to do.” The plan for each of our lives has been prepared. It is good and will do good.
There is a plan and a purpose for each of our lives which has been designed to use our gifts, our talents and our personalities. Jenni Catron, in her newly released book Clout, puts it this way:
I’ve come to believe that when we make a careful exploration and are fully thriving in the work we’ve been given, we make God smile because “it is God who is at work in [us], both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:13 NASB). He finds pleasure when we’re operating within his will and the work he’s given us.” (pages 151-152)
As we live out His plan for our lives, we find satisfaction and contentment. Life finds meaning. We are fulfilled.
And God smiles upon us with delight.
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