Hope Part 2
I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Hoping has to do with planning. How do you plan for the future? In order to have hope for your future I believe you must start with God’s promise. All the planning and scheduling in the world will not help if you do not have God’s promise for your future right at its very root. When you start with God’s promise you realize, “God has plans for me!”
God is planning right now for your success.
Success for you may include material prosperity, but the real focus here is on significance of life. Imagine God up in heaven with a sheet of paper in front of Him. Now imagine that the paper has your name on it. Under your name is the heading, “Plans for success and significance.” And finally imagine this - the paper is filled with ideas and goals and plans.
God is planning right now for your future.
Before we plan anything we should always ask “God, what are your plans for my future.” Our goal is not to get God to bless the future we’ve planned. Our desire should be to live out the future that He plans to bless us with.
God is planning right now for your hope!
However discouraging things may seem at times, God has a plan for your hope! He’s told us in advance, His plans are to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Family discussion question: How does this promise of God give you a new sense of hope in some particular area of your future.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,
Be sure to make it to C3 Hays THIS SUNDAY to hear Pastor Brant and me share about a great hero of the faith who walked faithfully with God and never died!
The Celebration of Life Service for Doug Clore (C3’s Pastoral Assistant Ericka Pfeifer’s Dad) will be on Monday, October 19th at 10:00AM at Schmitt Funeral Home at 901 South Main Street in Quinter, Kansas. There will be a viewing at the same location on Sunday evening from 5:00PM-7:00PM
Landon Robert Richecky
Born October 6 at 3:56pm. 7 lbs 11 oz. 19" to Amy and Jeff Richecky
It’s Another Boy!
Chalynda and Daylon Kerr gave birth to a 2nd son Bowen Luke 8’ 13oz