God Has A Plan
However, did you also know that God gave David a specific plan of instructions on how to build the temple which Solomon his son built? The Word says, "And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things" (I Chronicles 28:12). Look at what David told Solomon: "And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed: for the LORD God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD" (I Chronicles 28:20). God not only had a plan, but though David had provided the materials for the building. God was also with Solomon to enable him to do the work and would stay with him until he completed the work.
Now from a New Testament view, we are to be the temple of God. "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" (I Corinthians 3:16). Jesus is our foundation. "For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ" (I Corinthians 3:11). In the same manner as with the tabernacle in the wilderness and the temple which Solomon built, God has a complete plan for your life. He has every detail planned out. He has provided all the material. He has provided the ability to build. He will work in us the building until it is completed.
Here is overview of the plan:
1. Jesus was crucified for you before the foundation of the world that you might fit into God's plan..
"But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you, Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God" (I Peter 1:19-21).2. He had a plan for your life before you were born.
"Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee" (Psalms 139:12-18).3. He has chosen you before the foundation of the world.
"According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love" (Ephesians 1:4).4. God has a good plan for your life.
"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" (Jeremiah 29:11).5. God even gave to you His Law for your good.
"It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD" (Lamentations 3:26).
"And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day" (Deuteronomy 6:24).6. God is working all things together for your good.
"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" (Romans 8:28).7. He turns the curses into blessings for you.
"Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee" (Deuteronomy 23:5).8. He takes what others mean to be evil and turns it into something good for you.
"But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive" (Genesis 50:20).9. If God is for you, then no one can stand against you.
"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" (Romans 8:31).10. Since God gave up Jesus for you, He will with him freely give you all things.
"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?" (Romans 8:32)11. God has given you His Holy Spirit to show you the plan for your life.
"Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come" (John 16:13).12. God will continue to work His work in your life until it is finished.
"He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you" (John 16:14).
"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6).