Our Featured Ministry for July is The Salvation Army. This month, GFIC Jesus is going to collect food and hygiene items for our local Salvation Army. They have a need for items to refill their food pantry shelves. Would you help out and support our local branch?
This week we are collecting vegetable canned food items. Please bring food and put it in the wagon at the front of the Sanctuary. We will drop off items each week.
Thank you for your support! To learn more about our local branch, visit: http://www.salvationarmydfw.org.
Receiving the Righteous Plan God has for You
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
– Romans 8:28 (NIV)
If you didn’t get a chance to read last month’s post on how to start living the life God intended you to have, I encourage you to click on the link above because this is an important step, really the foundation of opening yourself up to God’s plan for you.
Many of us wonder through life searching for our place in the world. We often find ourselves on the wrong path or feel like we’re not living out our true destiny. Have you ever felt that little “tickle” inside, like an uncomfortable scratch that you just can’t reach?
You know God has a righteous plan for you, but no matter how hard you try, it always seems like you come up short.
Does the above statement ring true? Read it one more time… but no matter how hard you try, it always seems like you come up short.
The destiny God has planned for you is bigger and better than anything you could possibly imagine. You just have to stop trying! Listen, this is His plan, and no one knows how to execute a plan better than the creator, and so (take a big sigh of relief) this is out of your hands. The Creator of all things has chosen you, not according to good or bad works, not according to your circumstances, not according to where you are in life right now, but according to His own purpose.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
– Proverbs 3:5-6
I know you’ve heard the old saying, let go and let God… Are you ready to let go and receive the righteous plan God has for you?
If you’re ready, please join me in the following prayer:
Father of Glory, I ask for the spirit of wisdom. Enlighten the eyes of my understanding that I may receive the revelation of Your calling. I understand that this is a lifelong journey, and I surrender my will to You and commit to doing whatever it is You desire of me. Grant me with the assurance and clarity of Your purpose, and the riches of my destiny as Jesus’ inheritance; and the exceeding greatness of Your power. I praise you Lord, for giving me whatever graces, patience, and stamina it takes to live out Your righteous plan for me. Amen!
This is where we started, but definitely not where we’re stopping! Keep your eye out for next month’s Purpose and Destiny: Part II, The Power of I Am