This week I began preparing a message on faith and as I was looking over the scripture, waiting for the next few weeks before releasing this word, well, it just was not an option. I pray it will be as much a blessing to you as it was to me! Our God has got some GREAT things planned for us! Don’t you believe that? I believe it! Our creator must have saved the best for last just as he did the wine at the wedding! When most folks bring the worst out at the last, Jesus was waiting for someone to pull the best wine out of him! Let’s quit believing God for the worst to come and let’s believe the best is yet to come!
Jeremiah 29:11-13: “‘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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’”
A. Plans to Prosper Us
How can we be externally prosperous if we have not become prosperous in our soul? We must allow our Mind, will, and emotions to become healthier so that we are capable of handling internal and external blessings!
B. Plans to Protect Us
God doesn’t want to harm us; he wants to help us! Do you think we live unaware of how good God has been and what he actually kept us from going through? We should praise God for his protection!
C. Plans that Give Us Hope
Hope helps us reach the finish line. It’s the confidence needed to know that we first have a finish, And then know that we will be able to make it to the end. That’s always looking ahead to our future, knowing that it is not going to be bad but good! There are a lot of people expecting that something bad is going to happen to them. But those who have made peace with God should be looking for the goodness of God!
E. Plans that Give Us a Future
I like the King James better on this future part. It says He wants to give us an expected end! Since God knows the end from the beginning, He’s going to give us what he expects our end to be. That’s good news! He that began a good work in us shall perform it until he comes.
F. We Should Call on Him and Pray
When we know this through faith, it will produce a pursuit in our lives of seeking God. When we call and pray to Him, He will hear our prayers. If we know that He hears, we believe we shall get the answers that we need to live a life full of the spirit.
G. We Should Seek Him with All our Heart
Our heart is the well-spring of life and out of it flows all the issues. When we seek Him with all our heart, we shall find Him. Let’s discover more and more of Him through seeking Him fully!
Hey, Guys, have a great week and remember to pass the word to people about how good God is to you!