“‘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 on 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

Jeremiah was a young man when he had a serious encounter with his God, Jehovah.

Israel was a nation in decline. Corruption was rampant. Political and religious leadership was dismal.

Jehovah and Jeremiah had a dialog, not a monolog discussion. Jeremiah did not like it one bit.

In essence, Jeremiah was ordered to give the nation terrible news. Jehovah had chosen Jeremiah as his spokesperson.  

Lessons applicable for those who call God their Abba Father and his Son, My Lord Jesus Christ.

LESSON ONE: Know for a fact God knows us well. He knows us before we were formed in our mother’s womb. We are no mistake.

LESSON TWO: An excuse is always just an excuse. Jeremiah said he was too young. I deal with, I am too old. Stop making excuses is the lesson.

LESSON THREE: Do not be afraid of people. This speaks to me. Most of my life I feared displeasing people; even those who didn’t like me in the first place. Cancer has been my mentor. I have no fear of anyone not liking me. I now can live fully.

LESSON FOUR: Jeremiah feared he had nothing to say. Jehovah told him He would give him the words to say.

People ask me, “Do you write Words of Hope yourself?” “How do you come up with these every day?”

Today is a good example. Read Jeremiah chapter one. These are God’s words, not mine.

Make these your words and experience the joy of doing it God’s way.


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