The news headline read, “The power of determination can change your life.” Determined hints to all in, all out devotion. It’s the voice inside that says, “Don’t give up!” What comes to mind for you with this word? I’ve been determined over many things in life. My own way, way too much! What if our number one was to be determined to know God, to love God and to love others?
Do you ever think on the determination of Jesus? All in. All out. All to make this number one possible. He doesn’t give up. He’s determined that we’d step into more life with Him.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS?
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) What steps can you take even now to grow in the knowledge and goodness of Jesus? He is always stepping toward us in love. I think I just heard His footsteps.
Be determined, ask Jesus to help. He will unleash His power and change your life from the inside out! He holds the best plans.
Oh Lord, You say You “know the plans You have for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) This very word was fulfilled at Your coming. You were talking about Yourself. Living hope and future hope. Your plans exceed our wildest dreams. Amen & Alleluia.
The most profound thing is our will and even more profound is when God’s will wins, exhibiting a life based with determined unshakable faith on the complete and perfect redemption of the Lord. (Oswald Chambers)