Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished.
Our God is a God of purpose. When He does something, He is never surprised by the outcome. He has a plan and that plan has a purpose and that purpose is always complete at its completion. Recently, I posed a question in front of my church. Would you buy land and then just randomly build structures on it with no windows, no doors, and no purpose? The answer is generally, “probably not”. In fact, any successful property developer carefully chooses property, develops a plan with a purpose, and then executes that plan. Well, our God is the ultimate planner and developer. He is a God of purpose, on purpose.
I believe where many Christians fail is that they have no plan and no purpose. Often times if they do, it isn’t according to God’s plan and purpose. Psalms 127:1 begins by saying, “Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it”. The idea is that the plans of man will ultimately fail unless they are under His purpose. God created the earth to operate under His system, not ours. Now, it is true that He uses us, but He can only truly use us if we are submitted to Him.
People today generally do not like that idea of submission but it is God’s way. Even Jesus submitted His will and desire to God, the Father. Why is this, do you suppose? It is because God is a God of love and He knows what is best for everyone. We have to get over this idea that somehow following God is a lesser life. He started His great and mighty Word by showing us in the first chapter of Genesis that He would provide everything we could ever desire. He only said follow Him.
Christian, you need to get revelation of this: 1 John 5:3, “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome”. His plans are for our benefit, yours, mine, and everyone else’s, not withholding. God’s desire and intent is always good toward us and never evil and the closer we draw into Him, the more we discover this.
I wish I knew the things I know now when I was newer to the faith. I would have resisted less and lived in peace more easily. Our God is a loving Father who created us and everything around us out of His love. Sin tried to ruin it, but His love prevailed. Live for God and love for Him. His love will always lead you to a place of joy and a place of more.
Jeremiah 29:11 in the Amplified Bible says, “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.”