I was reading some words from Galatians 1 this week where it talks about a plan...a plan that God has for everyone. It says in chapter 1 and verse 4 that the purpose and plan of God was that we would all come to the realization that we need saving. We need a Savior!
Paul was surprised and astonished that people could walk away from faith so easily and start to chase other belief systems. He could not wrap his head around the fact that anyone could desert Christ and pursue something else.
Once you have had a taste of grace, once you have digested it and learned to live off of its power, you can never abandon the God that gives grace. Grace is "unmerited favor". Unfortunately in our culture the unmerited favor of God often gives way to the instant gratifying of self. You can't earn grace; it is a gift. A gift from God. And because of that gift you have the reassurance that everything that happens in your life will somehow be utilized in making you stronger, more loving and more faithful. You needed a Savior. God's plan was to give you one. To Him be the glory forever and ever! That's His plan. What's your plan for this new year? Are you doing anything to move in that direction right now? We will be praying for you and the steps and decisions that you will make as you move forward. It's going to be a great year!
May your cup runneth over!