These verses are so encouraging! Remember, God has you where you are for a reason! God has you serving in the church where you are for a reason! God's plans for you are for your good and to give you hope and a future! Seek Him, pray to Him; You will find Him and He will listen to you!Jeremiah 29:4-14 – 4 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says to all those I carried into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” Almighty, the God of Israel, says: “Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you. Do not listen to the dreams you encourage them to have. .This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 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. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” (NIV)
Monday, September 26, 2016
God is the LORD Almighty and He has Good Plans for You!
When I look at the world around me, it is easy for me to feel apprehensive and even long for a time when life was simpler; and the world was bigger. But, God not only knows what is happening in the world; He is in control! Plus, He put me here, in this time and in this place! Look at this passage in Jeremiah -