This post was written in 2016, seems appropriate today:
There are good reasons we tend to go with our MAN PLAN, rather than Gods. Even after we are saved, we are more old man, then new.
Salvation is just the start of our Sanctification, (separation unto God’s service).
We need to deliberately draw closer to God, to allow the Holy Spirit to change us from our innermost man.
We tend to shy away from change.
(Man, trying to hide….God sees you.)
The MAN PLAN is our natural state. The reasons we like MANS PLAN:
~ We see immediate results.
~ We can control, change the plan as needed.
~ We get the credit.
~ We are active, busy, seen and noticed.
There is a decided difference when working on God’s plan. The problem with Gods plan is:
~ Results come in God’s time, not ours.
~ We do not always see the results.
~ We have no control.
~ We cannot take credit.
~ This kind comes by prayer and fasting.
It is much harder for our natural man to let go and let God. (We think He needs our help, our input).
We want busy hands, we have no time to reflect, separate ourselves, pray, be dedicated to true service, Worship, Praise, Meditation,
It is against our natural inclination to sit at the feet of Jesus and serve Him as He serves us.
Martha and Mary are our examples:
King James Version (KJV)
“Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.
But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.
And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Is the work of seeking God hard? Do our friends think we are lazy, unproductive, shiftless? Yup, most likely.
I wonder if Martha had sat with Mary, would Jesus have had all she was worried about taken care of?
Of course, He could have. We just don’t believe He will.
He fed the 5,000, healed the sick, raised the dead.
He is willing and able to fulfill all our needs, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Allow Him to change you. Allow God’s plan to work in your life today. Allow the Spirit to rule in your life, work on your behalf, to do the will of the Father.
Thanks for visiting. Come back soon.
Know you are loved.