God’s Plan For You
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It seems many go through life living indifferently. They get up and go to work, come home and do it all again the next day. We hope this is not the case with you. We hope you understand God has a plan for you!
God wants you to be happy --- but on His terms and not yours. Rest assured, God has a design for your life in which you can be restful, peaceful and hopeful for an eternal life in Heaven.
God Wants You to Be Saved
Sadly, various people portray God as one who is just waiting for you to mess up and lose your eternal life. Please do not look at God this way. God's plan and design is for you to be saved!
"For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (I Timothy 2:3,4).
In the parable of the prodigal son, the father (God) waited each day for his son to come home. Days and weeks passed without any sign of the son. Then he came home, and of the father (God) Luke wrote these words.
"But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him" (Luke 15:20).
If you do not have a relationship with God, know that He is waiting for you --- just like the prodigal son. It matters not where you are in your walk of life, what sins you have committed. God's plan is for you to come to Him on His terms and enjoy the blessings of a faithful life.
God's Plan for You Is to Hear
The only way to learn God's plan for you is to hear it! You must be willing to listen to God's Word and read God’s Word with the intent to obey what is heard and read. Great and lasting faith is the reward of an attentive listener. This is the faith which will prompt you to do all which God commands.
"So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17).
"While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him" (Matthew 17:5).
“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:15).
God's Plan for You Is to Believe
Once you have heard God's plan, then it is time to believe what has been learned. To believe is to have faith in something. In this case, believing the Bible is the Word of God and Jesus is the Son of God.
"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him" (Hebrews 11:6).
God's Plan for You Is to Repent
A wonderful part of God's creation is the way he created man --- with the ability to choose his own path. God has not nor will He ever force you to do what is right, just as He will not keep you from doing wrong. Though these facts are all true, God desires you to make a change from a sinful life to a righteous one. That is the simple idea of repentance --- a change of mind that leads to a change of conduct. God takes absolutely no pleasure in the death of a sinful, lost man. His only desire is for you to come to Him in obedient fashion.
"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance" (II Peter 3:9).
"Say to them: 'As I live,' says the Lord GOD, 'I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live'" (Ezekiel 33:11).
God's Plan for You Is to Confess Jesus As the Son of God
A confession is a vocal proclamation of your belief in something --- in this case a public statement that you believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Your confession is more than words. It is your promise that you will do all you can to live for and defend Jesus. The eunuch made this good and noble confession in Acts 8:37.
"…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9).
“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 10:32).
God's Plan for You Is to Be Baptized
The Bible indicates that baptism is a burial (Colossians 2:12). This is why John the Baptist worked in Aenon near Salim --- there was much water there, making it easy to immerse those who believed (John 3:23). Upon your confession, you will be buried with Jesus in baptism for the remission of your sins. When you read the conversions in the book of Acts, you will see in each case an urgency to be baptized.
"He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned" (Mark 16:16).
“...even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ” (I Peter 3:21).
God's Plan for You Is to Live Faithfully
After you are baptized, God will add you to the Lord's church (Acts 2:47). This means you are a member of the greatest family on Earth --- God's family! Your baptism washed away all of your past sins. God desires that you try as hard as you can not to sin, but to live faithfully according to the New Testament. Even though you do not plan to sin, there are going to be times when you are overtaken by temptation. In such cases, you need to pray to God and confess the sin.
"If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (I John 1:9).
"Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life" (Rev. 2:10).
We sincerely hope by this time you are convinced you need to become a member of God’s family. There is no greater family of which to be a part!
God wants you to be His child --- we want to be your family.
God’s Plan for You!
1) God graciously gave His “only begotten Son” (John 3:16).
2) Man has a responsibility to hear God’s Word (Romans 10:17).
3) Man has a responsibility to believe (Hebrews 11:6).
4) Man has a responsibility to repent, or change (Acts 2:38).
5) Man has a responsibility to confess Jesus (Romans 10:9-10).
6) Man has a responsibility to be baptized (Mark 16:16).
7) The Lord, upon your baptism, will add you to the Church (Acts 2:47).
8) Man has a responsibility to live faithfully (Revelation 2:10).
What will you do with this opportunity?
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