Serenity

It’s a bit of a stretch when you enter recovery and hear someone tell you about the peace that surpasses all understanding. You’ve been trying for years to seek peace, and have always gotten chaos and confusion instead. In recovery, you’re learning to be yourself, instead of being whoever people wanted you to be. Only in the glorious moment of ripping off the mask of your false self-do, you discover you truly cannot do this on your own.

God becomes very real when you truly know he’s the one who saved you from yourself because he loves you so. God takes your brokenness and begins reconstructing your life’s puzzle pieces into the masterpiece he designed. He equips and strengthens you to do the good things he planned for you long ago.

God rubs out your guilt, washes away shame, and takes your sin as far as the east is from the west. God poured his special favor on you to walk out the recovery he planned for you long ago, one day at a time.

Lord, I pray I will continue, by grace, to experience your peace. I pray to walk out the recovery you planned for me long ago and not give up. Amen

Philippians 4:7 You will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:10 We are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.

1 Corinthians 15:10 Whatever I am now, it is all because God poured out His special favor on me—and not without results. For I have worked harder than any of the other apostles; yet it was not I but God who was working through me by His grace.

Above is my daily devotions for today. Resulting in my focus word for the day being ‘PLANNING’

Reading further this morning on the subject of planning the Life Recovery Bible says:

The Psalms say The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.

Those who wish me harm make plans to ruin me. All day long they plan their treachery. They plan to topple me from my high position. They delight in telling lies about me. They praise me to my face but curse me in their hearts. They encourage each other to do evil and plan how to set their traps in secret. “Who will ever notice?” they ask. As they plot their crimes, they say, “We have devised the perfect plan!” Yes, the human heart and mind are cunning.

The Bible goes on to warn me in Proverbs: The Lord approves of those who are good, but He condemns those who plan wickedness. If I plan to do evil, I will be lost; if I plan to do good, I will receive unfailing love and faithfulness. No human wisdom or understanding or plan can stand against the Lord. 

1 Corinthians 1:25  says “This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.”

Ephesians 1:10  says “This is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth.”

  1. I can make good use of my resources through planning.
  2. Careful planning can save me a lot of worries.
  3. Careful planning includes submission to God.
  4. God’s plan for me has eternal benefits.
  5. God’s plan for me is better than anything I can imagine.
  6. God’s plan for me can’t be understood outside of a relationship with the Holy Spirit.

WELCOME TO MONDAY – What are your plans for today?