Monday, April 07, 2014

God's Plans for You Are Beyond the Forecast

ImageWe have a little trip planned at the end of the week. The forecast is promising to be sunny but today is what I see. It’s miserable. The swoop of cold and wet is hanging on and I am now tired of it. All I can see is cold and wet. A good forecast is great but what about now? 
There’s a purpose to the trip we’re taking and we have a destination in mind. Without purpose and destination it wouldn’t matter about the weather here when we start out or the weather where we are heading. 
God wants you to know that He has a purpose and a destination in mind for you. It’s no small thing that the King of the Universe has called you and has great plans for you. These plans are beyond your present circumstances. He knows what the report is in your life right now but He also knows what the extended forecast is – that you will reach your destination and fulfill His purpose. He knows that you may have been given a bad report or may have been told you can’t go or do or be. But He’s beyond the weather forecast and He’s beyond man’s forecast. Whoever speaks to you must first come in love. Otherwise their message can be dismissed. Love gives people the right to speak into your life and God is the Ultimate in Love – pure unadulterated Agape love. So what He speaks over you is Agape Love words. God wants to remind you that Jesus paid the ultimate price to secure your success in the Kingdom of God. He traveled all the way from heaven to the cross, from the cross to the grave and arose from the grave to live and make intercession for you – so that you can find purpose and live out your destination in Him. 
Oh beloved, you once thought you really had a chance to go somewhere with God. You still do. Quit looking at the present and pray through to the future. Now is not your forever. God is working in you a heart of perseverance so that when chilling times linger you will know to stay the course beyond your natural abilities. He’s creating in you a heart of intercession and that’s beyond simple prayers for peace and joy and help. Intercession will get you on to the bright forecast and help you arrive at your destination right on time. 
God loves you and He’s for you. That’s why you can stay the course. That’s why you can pack your bags for the destination of God’s purpose even when it looks like you’ll never get out of the present situation. It’s never too late to listen to God. He’s never too late to change the weather. You’re never too young or too old to hear from God, walk in His footsteps and make it to the destination He has ordained for you from the foundation of the world. 
Psalm 84:11 For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. Amplified
Jeremiah 29:11 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.
Hebrews 10:36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.
Psalm 40:5 O LORD my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.

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