November 20, 2019 –
SUMMARY GOD’S MASTER PLAN
Preparing to carry out God’s Master Plan may call for unique actions, but it will never require you to do anything you are incapable of doing. You may have to make some drastic changes or adjustments in your walk. What God calls you to do, He enables you to do.
Because we have a heavenly incentive, we must be faithful in executing our Doables. “Therefore, my beloved brethren,” Paul wrote, “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58).
Each Commandment and Beatitude reflects the way Christians are to live daily! Live the Ten Commandments and their New Testament counterpart, the Beatitudes, and you will walk with God.
Christians need a spiritual plan shaped by values different from the world’s values. The successful execution of God’s Master Plan requires that Christians exchange their worldly values for God’s Master Values.
The unique thing about spiritual plans is that you don’t have to start from scratch in developing them. God has provided a spiritual template—His Master Plan. He gives Believer’s their Goal, gracefully supplies the vision, and provides both the Strategy and doables, and lists the spiritual values that His people are to treasure.
The components of God’s Master Plan fit together like building blocks. Vision (hearing God say, “Welcome, well done, they good and faithful servant) interlocks with the Goal (walking with God). These interlock with Strategy (love God and neighbor). These knit with Values (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) that link with Doables (action steps that achieve the Goal. With God’s Master Plan, you are ready to move toward a walk with Him.
Besides His Master Plan, God wants to develop with you, your personal spiritual plan for joining Him in His work. While God has provided the overall Master Goal, Master Vision, Master Strategy, and Master Doables, He wants to assist you in setting up specific personal goals, determining the best route to achieving them, and the daily activities designed to help carry out it out.