Good morning, Loved Ones:
This morning, I just let today’s worship song pour over me. While I sang, along with the song, the Holy Spirit whispered in the background this scripture passage:
Living Bible (TLB)
11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Today’s worship video is entitled, “Not Lucky, I’m Loved.” The words reiterate that God has such an amazing love for us. We are loved and blessed by God, not by mere circumstance, but because we are His.
The blessing, of God, truly begin to pour out when begin walking in a place of surrenered obedience. Whenever we let go of something that we are in bondage to and we turn our hearts back to God, He quickly comes in and says,
“I am so glad you decided to call me, to help you get free from that person, place or thing that was pulling you away from me and my dwelling place. Now that you are free, I have so many things that I want to show you and bless you with. I’ve had a plan for you this whole time. I created you just so that you could fulfill this part of my plan, but it only works if you stay close enough to me to hear my voice. Come up here, in the divine thinking, kingdom-minded, realm and look what I have to show you.”
Now family, we have heard verse 11 quoted like the above scripture, standing along by itself. However, if you read the chapter and verses before verse 11 you will get more clarity of the full picture and it goes in line with what God spoke to my heart this morning.
The Message (MSG)
10-11 This is God’s Word on the subject: “As soon as Babylon’s seventy years are up and not a day before, I’ll show up and take care of you as I promised and bring you back home. I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
12 “When you call on me, when you come and pray to me, I’ll listen.
13-14 “When you come looking for me, you’ll find me.
“Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.”God’s Decree.
“I’ll turn things around for you. I’ll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you”—God’s Decree—“bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it.