God Has A Plan For Your Life

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For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

God has a plan for all our lives, God loves you – each and every one of you – His plan for you is good and not evil. He has plans to prosper you and redeem you and lift you up whenever you are down. His plan of love for you is beyond your wildest imagination.

Not only does God direct our steps each day, He has also promised that He would make us new from the moment we begin to follow Jesus.  How amazing it is to know that God has a purpose for our lives!

“And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” –Philippians 1:6

When God leads the way, His Word becomes a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Only God knows the plans for our lives that will lead us to fulfillment in Him. His plans are always best for us.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 

If you are interested in knowing God’s plan for your life, then you must learn to walk with God. You need to develop a relationship with Him. Christianity is all about relationships rather than just religion. And so you must cultivate your relationship with God. You must seek to know Him and not just seek to know about Him.

You can begin cultivating that relationship by spending time in His Word, taking time for prayer, and taking every opportunity you can to be involved in church and bible studies, and small group opportunities. When you seek these disciplines in your life, God will begin the first steps to revealing His plan to you.

 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;  In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

But the real message is that life isn’t easy. Having a relationship with God doesn’t mean we won’t suffer.  The difference is that God promises to be with those who trust in Him. Psalm 34:19 says, “A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.” That doesn’t mean life will be easy, but that we will have help overcoming difficult times.

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 1 Thess 4:13

Even if you do not feel Him near, God is there. He promises to never leave you alone. Therefore, wherever you are, where ever you go, God is there. Even in times of trouble, He is with you before, during, and after the storm, never losing sight of you or your suffering. Even as you wonder how you will begin picking up the pieces of your life, God is there … loving you beyond understanding, holding you up, and making a way where it seems there is no way. Reach out for Him today. He is a very present help in times of trouble.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1.

 

Today I know who I am and where I am going!  Do you?

Maybe you know about Jesus, but you’ve never given Him your heart. Why not start Today to let that Plan of God be real in your life! It’s so simple all you have to do is – ask Jesus to come into your heart, repent of your sins and become a completely committed follower. Following His plans will grant you everything you need for life now.

Follow this link for more information on following Jesus and giving your life to Him:  https://thejoyfulchristianministry.com/2017/01/26/prayer-of-salvation/

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Author: Cheryl Downum

My name is Cheryl Downum, 2015 was a difficult year for me. I chose to separate from my husband because of his unrepentant abusive behavior and a year later we divorced. I moved from Atascadero ca to the Temecula Valley in Socal. As I’ve walked this journey, I’ve found myself growing closer to Jesus. My heart is now infused with empathy for others that find themselves in this place. And, God has given me a story, a message of hope to share. A message birthed in my brokenness that brought forth a sweet-surrendered dependence on God’s unconditional acceptance and love. The reason I am writing this blog is; I have found in my life that the Lord often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad to our deepest calling. My desire is to encourage His children to seek a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope that as you read my blog, you will feel inspired and encouraged. Thank you for visiting! God Bless! The Lord has opened a door for me in ministry with women who have been raped/sexually assault or abused by their spouse.  I have become a fulltime Advocate for women with a national organization.  For more information on this exciting chapter in my life, please visit my Healing Heart Blog https://thehealingheartblog.wordpress.com/ I am a Survivor and an Advocate, I am passionate about raising awareness about Rape/Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Visit my The healing heart facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/thehealingheart77/

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