April 28, 2017 – Friday
Acts 27:31-32 [KJV] Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.
Sometimes God’s plan for me has nothing to do with my plans for me. I assure you, I did not plan as a child to spend most of my adult life on death row. And once here, my plan did not include following Him. And once following Him, my plan did not center on being an active member of the Death Row Church. And once being involved in my church, my plan did not include preaching on Sundays and ministering to others – here on death row, to my family, and to you through this devotional.
Time and time again, God commands me to cut the ropes to my plans, and then He takes me to amazing places through His plan. He places people in my life that I never would have invited through my own plan. He will do the same for you whether you are at work or at home.
God’s plan is always in your best interest. Is His plan changing your plans, too? I pray so!
Just like the soldiers in scripture who cut the ropes and followed a plan not their own, until you get rid of your plan and accept His – you will never walk in the fullness of God.
Today as you go to work, when you are working, as you come home tonight, and as you start your weekend – trust God. When He commands you to cut the ropes of your plan, follow through. His plan is better, and you will be blessed!
Father, in the Name of Jesus, I pray. Thank You for revealing Your plan for me each day so I can carry out Your will in the places You plant me. Amen.
Jimmy Davis, Jr.
Z-557 Unit N-10
Holman Correctional Facility
Alabama Department of Corrections
Atmore, Alabama USA