September 18, 2020Jeremiah 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. You will call to Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
When Americans hear the word “welfare,” they usually jump to the more modern definition of welfare: economic support given by the government to disadvantaged low-income groups.
But Webster’s Dictionary has another definition for welfare: the state of doing well, especially in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, and/or prosperity.
God’s plan for us – His purpose for our life – is to do well, have happiness, good fortune and prosperity. Most importantly, when we stand strong in the Lord, we have hope. He promises when we call out to Him, when we humble ourselves before Him, ask for forgiven of our sins [past and present], He will come to us...and listen.
What plans could we as short-sighted humans make that would be better then embracing the plans the Lord ha for us? Every element of our life has been planned, down to the number of days we will be alive on this planet. The Free Will we have is choosing to ask, seek and find the Lord. We have the Free Will to follow His plan ... or not.
- This week we talked about PURPOSE, God’s plan for our life.
- Monday: Romans 8:28 - All things work together for good to them that love God
- Tuesday: Ecclesiastes 3:1 - To every thing there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven
- Wednesday: Proverbs 16:4 - The Lord has prepared everything for His purpose
- Thursday: Job 42:2 - God’s purpose of cannot be thwarted
Dear Lord, may Your purpose for our life be manifest so that You receive the glory. As Your children, we know to ask, but we’re not always patient in waiting to here YOUR purpose. We run ahead and make our plans because we don’t have enough faith or we don’t fully trust.