Topic: God Has Colourful Plans For You [TREM Devotional 27 November 2018]
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
God spoke through the ancient prophet Jeremiah at the time when God’s people were in captivity. He said go and tell them my thoughts towards them are thoughts of peace and not of evil to give them a hope and a future. This same God has that colourful plan for you. You are not going to end a disgrace. You have been called for glory. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. (Romans 8:29 KJV).
In other words, He has already determined your end before you started. So I can tell you with my eyes wide open that you shall not end a failure. The devil will not cut you short. Don’t be bothered about what is happening around you. How else can God reveal His glory if there is no darkness? Light cannot shine brightest unless there is darkness.
God said in His Word that you are the one He has predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son. And those He predestinated, them He called because He has already prepared your position. Ever before you were born He called you out of eternity. And those He called, He justified. And those He justified, He glorified. That means that you are called for glory.
So, whatever it is that is trying to make you see shame is terminated. You will not see shame in your life. You will not see disgrace in your life. God raised you up to bring Him glory. Therefore, whatever it is that the devil is packaging to make you see shame will not stand because it was not so in the beginning and so we don’t accept it. You will see glory. He knew you long before you were born. You are not an accident.
Further Reading: Romans 8:28-39
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Ezekiel 30-32; Evening- 1 Peter 4
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.