There is something good about knowing that God’s purposes always prevail. The bible teaches us about the plans and purpose of God with us. We can feel and live secure about God’s promises to be fulfilled in us, if we do trust Him of course!
Today, I want to share a reflection about the purposes of God and how they prevail in our lives. As part of our bible journaling challenge this week we are in Ephesians 1:5 that says:
He predestined and lovingly planned for us to be adopted to Himself as [His own] children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the kind intention and good pleasure of His will—
It’s wonderful to know that God wanted us to be adopted by Him as his children. So, He had a plan for salvation through Jesus Christ. This verse teaches us that God loves plans. He always have plans and they are good for us.
For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Sometimes we cannot understand God’s plans with us. But we can trust that He has plans for our well-being. Has it happened to you, that you do not understand God’s plans and you begin to distrust what He may be doing in your favor? It has happened to me. Then we began to despair and even make decisions outside the will of God, simply by not waiting on Him.
So it is important to remember that He already has our plans for our well-being. We may have our own plans, but God’s plans prevail over ours. This is a relief for me, and gives me so much peace that I can trust in God’s plans for me. Don’t you think?
Here’s a bible journaling I did while studying and meditating in Ephesians 1:5.
What did I used in this entry for the challenge?
I used, watercolor paint in yellow, flower washi tape (lots), Illustrated Faith die cuts and colored pencils. My favorite? It’s the piece that says “I know that plans I have for you”.
For our next entry, we are going to be studying about the bible verse John 15:9. This will be our last day of the challenge. Do you want to join me? You still have time! Check the complete Bible Journaling Challenge HERE! – and wait for the next challenge to be revealed soon! Follow me at FACEBOOK for updates and more!