The Master Plan - Your Daily Forward Devotional

The Master Plan


January 6


Read Ephesians 1:9-11

...making known to us the mystery of His will, according to His purpose, which He set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in Him, things in heaven and things on earth. In Him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will...



What is the “mystery’ God has revealed to us?


People frequently wonder why God doesn’t do something about the evil in the world. My response is that God has done something about it, and He is currently doing something about it. What’s more, is that He hasn’t left His plan shrouded in complete mystery. He has revealed His plan to us, and that plan is Jesus Christ. Jesus is the solution. He is the master plan.


It’s important to understand that God was not simply reacting to chaos and rebellion when He sent Jesus. God was not surprised or caught off-guard by sinfulness. In reality, Paul makes it clear that God has always had a plan to save and redeem His people. A plan that He developed with Christ before the foundation of the world. A plan that He “set forth” in the “fullness of time.” When He sent Jesus down to earth to live and to die as a man on our behalf, He set His redemptive plan into motion.


The plan always has been that Jesus would bring all of the rebellious creation under His control and redeem us. The problem of sin and evil will be resolved decisively, once and for all. In Philippians, Paul explained that “at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11).


I know the world seems chaotic. But Scripture is clear that God has everything under control. He is working everything out according to His will. The entire world will soon know that Jesus is in charge here-even if they deny it now. All of creation will hit their knees in His presence.


Friends, long before the foundation of the world, God had already designed a plan to save you and me. Paul reassures us that God is working all things according to that plan. He has a purpose, and He can use every event for our good, His glory, and to advance His purposes. Rest assured, friends, everything is going according to His plan.



God, thank You for loving me enough to make a way for me to be restored to a relationship with You. You knew I would sin, and yet, You loved me even before You made me. You knew I would need a Savior, and You provided Your son. Help me to trust Your plan when the world seems out of control. Amen.

~ Pastor Nat Crawford



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Lord, all powerful, thank You that you control the world, the tiny things in it, this includes even me. In Your hands I commit all the chaos around in the world around me
Lord God, thank You for restoring my relationship with You through Your Son, my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Help me to fall in line with Your plan which has saved me from myself and given me new hope in Christ Jesus. Amen.
God has provided the way I should go in Christ.
God please show your mercy and grace among my family. Bring us all back to you knowing you are at the helm and steering the ship in a safe direction. Please keep us aboard when the storm hits hard. Amen in Jesus holy name I pray
I am so thankful that God is in charge, it brings me peace and comfort to know this. Your devotionals are a blessing to me. Thank you for sharing them.
Thank you
I appreciated reading this devotional along with the daily fuel one. Thanks for the encouragement.
We thank the lord for this wonderful message that our God is in charge thank you Pastor and amen
Amen. This message is what I needed today! Thank You!
Amen. Thank you very much for sharing.
Thank God for giving us another beautiful day and thank you pastor Nat for the devotional Amen
Just knowing GOD.has a plan make life easier that those who believe in HIS SON JESUS will find peace, love and joy.
Thank you for this reminder, Lord, that you and only you are in control. I trust you with my whole heart. Thy will be done on earth and in heaven. Amen.
Amen🙏 ! Well said! "Even so, come Lord Jesus". "You have my world in Your hand, and I am so amazed that You love me!". Father, thank You for the plan of redemption You had for mankind before You laid the foundation of the earth. Thank You for sending Jesus, my Saviour to redeem me. I am rejoicing. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Thank You God for being in control. Your Will be done.
Lord, I know that You are aware and know what is going on. You knew even before I was born. Lord. You sent Your Son Jesus to free us from sin and give us the chance to be with You and to have salvation. Lord I know on that grand day At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow down, every tongue shall confess that He is Lord. Hallelujah. The highest praise to You Lord. In the Mighty name of Christ Jesus I pray, Amen.
Thank you, Father, for the gift of salvation through the sacrifice of your Son, Jesus. Help us surrender our will to your purpose. You revealed Your Light to us before forming the world (Genesis 1) and promised to return it Earth In the fullness of time (Revelation). Help us surrender our will and to reflect this Light in our time of earth for Your glory. Amen.
Father thank you for your wisdom as there is no other God like You. You are omnipotent and omniscient. You gave wisdom to those who ask of it from you and to those who fear you obtain the beginning of that wisdom. We love you Father not for what you have done but for who you are. Thank you for sending Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Amen.
Such good words that bring joy to the heart. God’s power and love amazes me and want to jump for joy praising His name. Thank you Paster Nat and you Lord Jesus. Amen
Truth...Amen, by the grace and help of God.
Amen and Thank you Lord
Thank you for the word of our Savior each day. Thanks for sharing and please continue.