As a teacher, I write lesson plans every week. Sometimes a few times a week if I have to tweak a few things. I do my best to create activities that will help my students learn and that will keep them engaged. For the past few years, I have been getting lesson plans during my prayer and meditation time. I get essential questions, outlines and activities. At times the plans come in a very organized manner. I just have to jot down the ideas and I end up with a solid plan. I owe it all to the Holy Spirit. He knows what to do and He knows what works best. I am amazed at His accuracy and His creativity. The other morning as I was waking up, I was telling the Lord thank You. It is part of my daily routine but that day, a great lesson plan started developing in my head. I wrote it down.
When things like that would happen, I used to feel guilty because I thought I had to keep my eyes on Jesus and the lesson plans were a distraction. They are not. They are answers from God. They are part of what He wants to tell me and I should never shut it down. When you are in prayer, God talks to you, friend. He might share plans and ideas with you. He loves you and He is interested in all of you. God can give you plans. I am not just talking about lesson plans. He will share His plans for your life. He will share daily plans. He will share ideas and activities for you. Pay attention to what the Holy Spirit is showing you when you are praying or when you are meditating on the Lord. There are plans that He wants to tell you about. He has amazing ideas for your life. Listen to Him. Embrace the plans. Embrace what He has to say. Write it down. Don’t ignore it. The more you lean into it, the more you will hear and the more you will learn how to listen to His voice.
The Word of God is a powerful book with plans. It is a plan for your life. It is a plan for everyone’s lives. It is a plan for humanity. A plan of redemption and salvation. A plan for a better today and a better tomorrow. A plan to get to know the Father. A plan to love the Father and to love others as ourselves. A plan to bless you, protect you and love you. A plan to forgive and to repent. A plan to deal with everyday life and to enjoy life. A plan to walk in peace. A plan to have joy as our strength. A plan to rejoice. A plan to celebrate the Lord. A plan to pray and to praise. A plan to hear the voice of the Lord. A plan to be in harmony with the Holy Spirit. A plan to tell the world about God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. A plan to guide you, counsel you, coach you and help you.
God wants to help you. God will help you if you take the help. If you open your heart to His love, you will receive all the help you need. God wants to share His plans for every step of the way as you are walking on your journey. There are so many amazing things that can take place when you trust God’s plans for your life. Start with the plans that He has outlined in His Word. Start with His promises. Spend time meditating on them and you will get incredible revelations that will help you on a regular basis. Set aside prayer time where you listen to the Lord. Set aside time where you are expecting to hear from the Lord. He will share a lot. He will share His great ideas for your family, for your job, for your week, for your month. He talks a lot. Listen to His plans!
As you might know by now, prayer time is my favorite time of the day. During prayer time, I praise and worship the Lord. I celebrate Him. I talk to Him. I listen to Him. I thank Him. Anytime during that time of communion with the Lord, I get ideas. I get impressions. I get messages. God shares His heart. He shares His thoughts. He shares His love. It is a great time of impartation. It is a great time of communication and reception. He communicates with me and I receive His words. He has a lot to say, friend. Most of the time what He shares is words of encouragement. His plan is to encourage us all. His plan is to remind us that He has good plans for our lives. His plans are blessings, breakthroughs, miracles, healing, joy, peace and abundance of His goodness.
Let’s believe God’s good intentions for us. Let’s believe that He has solid plans for every day of our lives. His plans are always good. Always good! Keep that in mind, friend. When the enemy tells you you are going to have a bad week, remind him that the Lord has blessed plans for you. Remind him that the Holy Spirit shares great plans with you and you will follow them. Follow hope. Follow great expectations. God has plans that will blow you away and He will impart them to you. Stay prayed up. Stay in the Word. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Jeremiah 29:11; Proverbs 16:9; John 1:11-13