Friday, January 8, 2010

Today's Devotional

TODAY’S VERSE
“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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Jeremiah 29:11-13


“Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.”
Hebrews 11:1


TODAY’S THOUGHT
Faith is such an important part of our Spiritual walk. But faith in what? The author of Hebrews says that faith is “the confidence that what we HOPE for will happen.” What do you hope for? Jeremiah shares three great truths that you can put your faith in. The first truth is that God has plans for you, plans to give you hope and a future. What a promise! Have you claimed it? The second truth that Jeremiah shares is that when you call upon God and pray that God will listen! What a truth, what a precious reality -- God listens to you when you pray! The last truth is this; when you seek God with all your heart, He will be found!

There are many goals and aspirations that you have had in life that for one reason or another, ended up being an elusive dream, but not God. When you seek God with all your heart He promises that you will find Him. Today stop and consider that God has plans for your life. His plans are to give you a hope and a future.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Father, I have come today seeking you with all my heart and know that you are listening to me. I am so glad that I have found you, the true and living God. I claim today the fact that you have plans for me. Plans with a hope and a future. Thank you dear Father that I can put my full confidence in that promise. In Jesus Name ~Amen.

Tamara