I’ve been contemplating lately how much God has plans for us. I mean, I know He has a “plan” for us, for our life as a whole, the big picture….but I also think He has small, daily plans for us. “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11). You know, He’s our Father. 1 John 3:2 “Dear friends, now we are children of God”. Have you ever stopped to think about all the little plans a parent has for their child? I mean the daily things? Think about a mom and her 1 year old baby boy. Every morning, unbeknownst to the little guy, mom has plans for his day. She plans to get him out of his crib, give him lots of hugs, talk to him, change his diaper, feed him breakfast. She plans to clean him up and let him play with toys while she does things around the house. She plans to take him with her as they go run errands and visit friends. Maybe she will get him a new outfit or toy, or will take him to see some animals. On and on the scenario goes. Of course, the little guy has no clue what mom has planned. He just enjoys the process. Obviously mom and dad, if they are good parents, will have a big picture plan as well. They plan for him to attend school, go to church with them, go to college, meet a great girl one day and have a family of his own. They plan for him to become a man of character and responsibility. They plan to celebrate him, discipline him, and love him through everything. They may plan for him to have other brothers and sisters to grow up with. So there is a big plan and a bunch of little daily plans. I believe its the same with God and us. God has an overall plan for your life, but He also has little daily plans. He wants to hang out with you today. He wants to show you new things you haven’t seen before. He wants to enjoy the journey with you. Every day has little plans if we’ll be open to them. I want to encourage you, God loves you, and He has a LOT of plans for you!