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God Has A Plan For You

One of the most important things that can be said about our relationship with the Lord is that He has a plan for us. In fact, the Holy Bible declares it:

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Isn’t that powerful? The Lord has already declared that He has thoughts for you. Good thoughts to prosper you and give you an end with purpose and meaning.

The Depth of the Lord’s Thoughts

Let’s take a further look at how the Holy Bible describes God’s thoughts toward us.

Psalm 139:17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

Precious? More numerous than the sand? Isn’t that amazing. God has delightful thoughts of you that are more than we can even imagine. If we put this together with the idea of thoughts to prosper us, then that’s just incredible. Trillions upon trillions, and even more, thoughts to prosper us and give us a purposeful end. What a loving Lord God we have.

Our Thoughts Towards Him

So we’ve established that God has these amazing thoughts about us, but what does the Holy Bible say about our thoughts towards the Lord and His plan for us. It declares the following:

Matt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matt 7:7-8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

So, to unlock God’s plan for us, we need to seek Him first. Makes sense to me. How about you? I think a lot of times we get overwhelmed by the cares of the world, and we forget to approach the throne of God, but that is what He wants from us.

Approaching the Throne of God

Friends, there is one sure way to approach the throne of God, and that is through faith.

Heb 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Heb 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Without this component in our lives, it is literally impossible to please God. But that’s okay, because faith is something that we can choose. As Heb 11:1 states, it is about things “hoped for.” Hope comes from the heart, and God wants your heart.

Psa 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

Final Thought

Much can be said, and has been said, about God’s plan for us. One last important piece of information I would like to share is that not only does God give us purpose through his perfect plan, but He also includes the desires of our heart when we delight in Him.

Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

So stay close to the Lord, seek him first, delight in Him, and most importantly have faith that He loves you and has a plan for you. Thank you for reading and God bless.

What are some ways you can delight in the Lord?

About Joel Bauer

Joel M. Bauer is a 49-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Dunn, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

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