Grand Plan

Have you ever felt you were predestined for something larger than what you are currently doing? Have you felt a pull toward a grander plan? Do you know what it is? Or is it just out of your vision? Are you searching it out or waiting in fear?

Most of us have dreams. Those dreams may be grand in scale. Or they may be small in comparison to others. As small children our dreams are typically larger than they are when we are adults. As adults, we have come to the conclusion that our dreams need to be more realistic or logical.

I can remember as a small child dreaming of one day playing for the St. Louis Cardinals. One of my aunts used to say that I was born with a ball and bat in my hand. I played baseball nearly every day, even if only by myself. Before there were pitchbacks, I used a sidewalk and the cinder block foundation of our house. Since we lived on a gravel road, I would toss rocks in the air and hit them with a bat. I’m not sure the farmer whose field I hit them in was all that pleased.

Jesus was sent for a much larger plan. Oh, we all know of His crucifixion and resurrection. We’ve been told about it many times, especially during the Easter season. Yet that was only the means by which He was to do what He came to do. His plan was to do something that had not yet been done. He came to not merely rescue the Jews, but to bring all non-Jews into the kingdom of God.

Notice how Isaiah states God’s plan for His Son. To rescue the Jews was too small a task for Him to do. It simply would not do for Him to only bring them back into the fold. He was to gather the gentiles, everyone who was not a Jew, into the fold with them. Yes, Jesus had a far greater task to complete. His plan is still working to this day.

I pray we all recognize the grand plan God has for us. I pray we follow His plan. I pray each one of us realize Jesus has implemented His plan and we are part of it. Think bigger than you have in the past. Join in with God’s wonderful plan. Know that God wants all of us to be brought into His kingdom. Accept the salvation He offers.

Isaiah 49:5-6 And now the Lord says—he who formed me in the womb to be his servant to bring Jacob back to him and gather Israel to himself, for I am honored in the eyes of the Lord and my God has been my strength—he says: “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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