Five Minute Friday has moved to its new home! Same linkup in a new space. The prompt this week is … Future.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11, NLT)
The word prompt brings the verse immediately to mind, having committed it to memory some time ago. The words were written by Jeremiah and was a prophecy meant to encourage a people in exile. Through Jeremiah, God was seeking to remind the people that even when times are uncertain, God truly does have a plan.
In opening my Bible, I realized anew, it is not a plan or some plan. God says, “the plans”.
The plan He decided upon before time began. The plan He has set in motion.Â The plan He is working out for each of our lives according to His will and His purposes which He ordained from before the beginning of time.
I often wish I could know the future. Will my decisions be good ones? Will my goals or hopes meet with success?
I can rest in the assurance God’s plan is good. His plan will deliver a future. A hope.
But He desires one thing from us: We are to seek Him with all our hearts:
“In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” (verse 12)
God wants me to be as serious about Him as He is about me. Committed. Full out. He will not disappoint me.
In God’s time and in His plan, “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love god and are called according to his purpose for them”
(Romans 8:28, NLT).
May we walk in the truth ….
God has the plan for each of our lives.
We are “never without hope when our future is with Him.”