Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"The Plan Is Relationship"

"For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation." 2 Corinthians 5:19 (NLT)

Our plans may change but God's plans never change. His original plan in creating mankind was to have a relationship with us. And mankind had it for a while until Adam sinned against God through his disobedience. Adam's disobedience brought sin into the world, and sin brought man's separation from God. Even though man's sin separated us from God, broke our relationship with Him and made us His enemies, His plans for a relationship with us did not change.

In order to bring us back into His plan He sent His Son Jesus to die on the cross, to take the punishment for our sins and bring us back in right relationship with God. God didn't abandon His plan to have a relationship with us and Jesus went to the cross to make it possible. So all that's left now is us. What will we do with what He has planned for us? More personally, what will you do? Have you accepted His plan to have a relationship with you? Are you living in a relationship with Him? Do you call Him "Father"? Do you know Him in a personal way? Or are you still an enemy to Him? Are you rejecting Him, rebelling against Him, still living in sin?

How amazing that the Creator of the universe, the Holy God, the Almighty, Eternal, only True and Living God would want to have a relationship with us mere mortals, us frail creatures made from dust... I can barely comprehend it, but He does. Do you have that relationship with Him this morning? If not, you can. Jesus provided a way. Turn to Jesus and receive Him as Savior and Lord and you will come into a relationship with Him- a loving, wonderful relationship. If you have a relationship with Him already, don't neglect it or take it for granted, it cost Jesus everything for you to have it.

Have a great day. God's plan is to have a relationship with you, do you have one?

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