God's Wonderful Plan

Verlyn Verbrugge

READ : Galatians 1:11-16

God, who set me apart from my mother’s womb and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles. (Gal. 1:15-16 NIV)

Millions have become believers through the use of Campus Crusade’s “Four Spiritual Laws,” summarized as follows: (1) God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. (2) Man is sinful and separated from God. (3) Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for man’s sin. (4) We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord; then we can
know and experience God’s love and plan for our lives.

While some may question whether these four statements say enough theologically about becoming a Christian, Paul would undoubtedly affirm a central element here: God did have a plan for his life, and he had to yield to Jesus’ love to accomplish that plan.

Paul testifies in Galatians 1 that the root of God’s choosing of him to become a missionary among the Gentiles occurred before he was born. What had prevented him from realizing that calling was a sinful desire to go his own way.

God knew you and saw you before you were born (Ps. 139:13-16). He has ordained your days. It’s up to you to fit your life into his plans and become the person God wants you to be. His Word shows you the way.


Lord God, my days have been written in your book. Help me obediently to be your child and follow your will, in Jesus’ name. Amen.