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 (NIV)
I am so thankful that you have a good plan for my life. You have filled my life with hope. You have given me a future. What do you like best about my plans for your life? That is not a hard question for me to answer. I don’t have to think very deeply to know my answer. My answer is in the top of my mind. My answer burns within my heart. I am most thankful that it was in your plan for me to come to know and love and follow and serve you. You drew me to yourself. You rescued me from a life without you. You helped me to turn my life over to you. You led me to confess all my sins to you. You broke the power of sin over my life. You forgave my sin and cleansed my unrighteousness. You filled me with your Spirit. You adopted me into your family. You made me to be your child. Even now, you are fanning the flame of my desire for you. You all are helping me to seek you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. You have made it possible for me to know and love and follow and serve you. I am so thankful that I can live in an intimate relationship with you. There is no place I would rather be than in your presence. You are with me. You are helping me. You are guarding and guiding me through life as I keep on seeking you with all my heart. You are guiding me to where you want me to go. You are giving me what you want me to do. There is nothing I would rather do than your will. You are making me able to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. One day, I will come to live forever in heaven with you. Could there be any better plan that this? What do you think? Absolutely not. I could not ask for or desire anything better or more than what you are already freely given to me. You are so good to me. So, I am thankful beyond words for plans for my life. That is very good.
Lord, thank you for drawing me to you. It is you who has given me this passionate desire to seek you with all my heart. Fan the flame of this desire. Make me white hot in desire for you. I will come and pray to you. I will listen to you. I am fully devoted to you. Amen
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