Monday, February 24, 2014

For I Know

For I know the plans I have for you,” says theLord
“They are plans for good and not for disaster, 
to give you a future and a hope. 
In those days when you pray, I will listen. 
If you look for Me wholeheartedly, 
you will find Me. 
Jeremiah 29:11-13

Some days we have to come back to center.
The centering point of the universe 
is the love of God,
and when everything around 
looks shaky and uncertain,
we have to come back to what we know.
God is love and His plans for us are good.

"In THOSE days when you pray..."
What are those days?
In Jeremiah 29, "those days" were the days
when God's people were in Babylon,
which in Hebrew means "confusion."
There are still days when we feel 
the effects of that spirit of confusion.
God assures us that His plans for us are good.
When we pray, He will listen.
When we seek Him, we will find Him.
Today. For this present moment.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and His faithfulness continues 
to each generation.
Psalm 100:5
We must be those who can stand in the midst 
and know the love and faithfulness of God,
not swayed by the winds and waves.
How else will we be able to demonstrate the 
love of God to those who haven't known Him?
Trouble doesn't separate believers from unbelievers.
What separates us is that we know the
love and faithfulness of the One who says,
"I have plans to give you hope."
The world is desperate to know of hope.
His plans are to give us all a hope.
Our hope is Him.

I may not know everything 
the Lord is doing at this time.
But I know Him.
So I stand and pray because I know He hears.
I seek Him because I know I will find Him.
I am recentering on His unfailing love 
and faithfulness today.
And by His abundant mercy and grace, 
I will not be moved.
For the sake of those whose lives
I will have the privilege of touching today,
I must know.

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