God Show Us…Step 4…Planning
“But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For “who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?” But we have the mind of Christ.”
I Corinthians 2:9-16 NKJV
There is so much for us to see here in these Scriptures. Now you understand why it is the fourth step in God Shows Us. We see the three previous steps were prayer, purpose, and preparation. Now we see His plans when we follow these steps. The importance of staying in step to this point is so that we see His plans and not ours so it will all be for His Glory.
When we receive His love, we will see His plans. There is not one piece of our life’s puzzle that is not a part of His loving plan. Pieces may be small or large, shallow or deep, or seem insignificant or multi-purposeful.
By being in prayer we see the Holy Spirit guides us to see how to share the depth of His love. We all have a story to tell about how His love saved us. When we share it, the whole story could be shared or just part of the testimony. When we share, He knows when the perfect time will be. He knows who we are to share it with, and it may be to an individual or a group. Oh yes, He does know where you are to share also in the perfect setting.
So that is why we trust in Him in sharing His love that He has entrusted in us. We are to be guided by the Holy Spirit and not in our own wisdom. We are to listen to God and not try to instruct Him. Everything He shows you and does through you will bless Him, bless others, and also bless you.
So, we have seen four of the seven “P’s” in praying, purpose, preparation, and planning. Now that we have seen these, we will next go to step five and that is Process.