Daily Insight January 22
“He could not find anyone to help the people,
and he was surprised that there was no one to help.
So he used his own power to save the people;
his own goodness gave him strength.” Isaiah 59:14
The important matter is not your ability, resources, knowledge or strength. The important matter for God is this -are you available? In God’s economy, availability gets a higher score than ability, strength or something else. He spots you if you are available for his purposes. His eyes range through the whole earthy to spot who is available for Him.
In today’s insight, people needed help because of the unfairness and injustice happening all around. God looked to see if there is one man who would be available to be used by Him. He did not see anyone.
Almighty God can do unusual and miraculous things by his own outstretched arms. However, His preferred way of doing such things is by involving people like you and me in his plans and purposes. This is why the Bible clearly says God has a beautiful plan and purpose for your life.
God knew you before you were conceived in your mother’s womb. He was intimately involved with your growth and development there in the darkness. In fact, God knew you several thousands of years prior to your birth. The Bible says God knew you before He made the world. It says in Ephesians 1, “even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be his through our union with Christ so that we would be holy and without fault before him.” God had a plan in place even before He made the world and that plan included you to become His child. It was God’s pleasure and purpose to do so. In addition, He had a plan in place for you to fulfill when you live here on this planet earth. Don’t you want to know what that plan is!
In fact, the plan that He had for you is uniquely designed for you. No one else could or would do it.
Beloved, focus your attention to know and understand what is God’s eternal plan he laid out in and through Jesus Christ, His Son. At the perfect time of implementation, He sent Jesus Christ to this world. God’s plan is to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as the head of all. He will complete it when the time is right in the near future.
Are you part of it yet? God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, who died for your sins and saves you, and countless children whom He adopts as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself. This adoption of you to God’s loving household as His own child is based on what Jesus Christ has done for you on the cross. Jesus paid all the debts of your sins by his blood poured out there on the cross. Ephesians 1:5-6 says this was according to the kind intention of God’s will. He did it for the praise of the glory of His amazing grace. He freely bestowed on you all the amazing love and grace in His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
When you know this truth and your future is safe and secure in the hand of Christ and God, you would willing say to God, yes I am available for your plan and purpose. You would say, Lord, use me for the rest of my life.
Got a moment for today’s prayer? “Father in heaven, I am amazed to know you know me even before you made the foundation of this world. I also heard you have a beautiful and perfect plan for my life. In that plan, you chose me before you formed the world and sent your Son, Jesus, on time to this world to die, bury and rose again for my sins. To adopt me to your loving household as your own child. I accept your plan for me. I accept Jesus as my savior and lord. Save me today. Please let me know your perfectly designed plan for my life. Lead me into your will for my life. I am available and please use me. In the name of Christ, I pray. Amen.”