(Jeremiah 29:11) I say this because I know the plans that I have for you." This message is from the LORD. "I have good plans for you. I don't plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future.
This message from Jeremiah has so much meaning again today. Actually, it’s had a lot of meaning this whole week.
So many things happen in our lives on a day to day basis. Sometimes it feels like you’re on a rollercoaster, and your head is spinning from all the turmoil and emotions, and the ride just won’t come to a stop! And then you lift your eyes upon Jesus, and suddenly the engines stop, you’re standing still and you’re able to focus on all that is around you.
Life throws curveballs, and if you’re not very good at ball sports, you might not be able to hit the goal on the first try. Just remember, the saying, “Practice makes perfect”, and as with any type of activity, practice is essential, the same with faith … you have to practice, and practice, and build your faith stronger and stronger.
We face powerful evil powers in our Spiritual lives. At the centre of these evil powers, is Satan, a relentless fighter. If we want to resist his attempts to disrupt our relationship with God, then we have to rely on God’s strength and utilise every single piece of His armour.
Ephesians 6:11 “Wear the full armor of God. Wear God's armor so that you can fight against the devil's clever tricks.
Ephesians 6:12 “Our fight is not against people on earth. We are fighting against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world's darkness. We are fighting against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly places.
Ephesians 6:13 “That is why you need to get God's full armor. Then on the day of evil, you will be able to stand strong. And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing.”
Don’t get despondent when life’s rollercoaster runs away with you. Lift your eyes to God, put on your batting gear, and hit those curve balls for a homerun!
Hebrews 11:30 “It was faith that made the walls of Jericho fall down after the Israelites had marched around them for seven days.”