God Has Plans

I got several verses coming together in my head and felt the need to put them together in a poem. I’m not sure I did it justice, as it seems a little disjointed to me, but then, I know where the thoughts intersected, so I see that in my parts as more distinct than others usually do. Please let me know if there are parts that don’t flow smoothly.

Ephesians 2:10 - For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Image credit: Re-Ver(sing) Verses

God Has Plans

We are the workmanship of God
Created in His Son
To do good works that God has planned
That, by us, should be done.
He has great plans for those He’s called
For purposes He knows.
He knows just what the end will be
For works He will propose.
His thoughts toward us are all of peace;
He has no evil schemes.
The wondrous things that He’s prepared
Are far beyond man’s dreams.
So you should not feel any fear
In trusting in His name.
He’ll keep you safely in His care.
That is why Jesus came.
His sacrifice upon the cross
To bear the sins of all
Is just one of the means God used
To counteract the Fall.
He has plans for your future if
You’ll offer Him your trust.
Just place your life in His strong hands
His aims are pure and just.
With Christ all things are possible.
If we’ll just put away
Our selfish pride and follow God
He’ll lead us in His way.
He has new mercies every morn
For those who come to Him.
Without His love and grace toward us
Eternity looks grim.

© 2013 Denise McKenney

Eph 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

Jer 29:11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Feel free to print, share or repost anything on this blog. I do ask that you let me know if you use one of my poems on your blog or at your church somehow. It might give me an idea of better ways to spread His words, which I am always looking to do. And of course, always keep the copyright symbol and my name with the poem so I continue to have the right to use them. You may not realize that if something is posted enough times without the copyright notice, I could lose the copyright and then someone else could conceivably file for a copyright and I would no longer be able to use my own poems! It has happened, so please make sure the (c) is always on the poem whenever you repost. Thanks!

God bless,
Denise McKenney

About dforchrist

I am a 50+-year-old Christian, live in Indiana with my husband and 3 cats, and love Jesus. God has been giving me the ability to write incredible poems lately as well as the urge to share them. I pray they touch you as He intends.
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