Thursday, August 12, 2010

Following the Plan

Today's reading: Ezekiel 41-44

When they are ashamed of all that they have done, make known to them the plan of the temple, its arrangement, its exits and its entrances and its whole form -- all its ordinances and its entire plan and all its laws; and write it down in their sight, so that they may observe and follow the entire plan and all its ordinances. Ezekiel 43: 11 NRSV

What kind of plans have you made for today? Do you think you will need to change them in any way?

If it is at the end of the day, did any of your plans work out the way you wanted them to?

What do you think God's plan for you life is?

God wanted the exiles to know that there was plan for not only returning them to Jerusalem but also for rebuilding the temple. However, God knew that they would not be ready to hear and follow the plans until they acknowledged their mistakes and felt the need for forgiveness. Otherwise, there was little chance that they would follow through with God's plans.

If God revealed God's plans for your life today, would you be ready to listen to them? Are you prepared to follow them? Perhaps, like me, you need a bit of confession and restitution before following through.

God, forgive us for our mistakes and sins against you and others. May we receive your forgiveness and mercy in a humble spirit. May we then be ready to receive your plans for our lives. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright 2010 Amelia G. Sims

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