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Jeremiah 29:11 – 14a
11 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 remember receiving a pen on which was inscribed the words of Jeremiah 29:11. It is a popular scripture verse which many of us find comforting. Yes, it is a great blessing to know that God has a plan for us. The last few years I have been drawn more and more to what follows Jeremiah 29:11.
God seems to be saying that what is going on between him and us is far more than the simple knowledge that God has a plan for our lives. When he talks about us calling on him, coming and praying to him, he is describing a relationship that we can have with him. This is a relationship that extends from the heart of God to the heart of his people.
In the “Redefining Everything” message from last Sunday we saw how Jesus redefined things when he was with his disciples. As recorded in Matthew 18, Jesus said “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
What is it that God is redefining in your life? Is it that whole idea of God having a plan for your life? Have you been sitting around waiting for God to reveal his plan for you instead of pursuing a meaningful relationship with him? What steps could you take to enter into a more meaningful relationship with God?
May He bless your meditation!