“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.”
This verse offers me so much comfort. In my moments of despair I remember that God has a plan for me, one that is filled with blessings. My spiritual growth is a very important part of God’s will for me. Knowing this gives me hope for the future.
Lord God, you are my strength.
Hold my hand in my weakness
and teach my heart to fly.
With you, there’s nothing to fear,
nothing to worry about.
Hold me tight in your embrace,
so that I can be stronger than
the challenges in my life.
My goal with 52 Sundays is to spend quality time each Sunday with the Lord.
LISTEN; I will take time to read God’s word and learn His will. The Bible is God’s love letter to us, expressing His tender thoughts to us. It’s also a perfect blueprint for building the character God wants in all of us. I will quiet myself and LISTEN.
TALK; I will take time to pray, pray about everything. My prayers will be more than “give me”, they will include confessions, praise, and thanskgiving. My prayers will be of needs, not wants. I will TALK to God more often.
PLAN; I will take time to understand that we are to live according to God’s plan, not ours. As I worship I will look for specific ways that I can do things that please God, my acts shall demonstrate that He is controlling my life. I will follow God’s PLAN.
WRITE; I will take time to really understand God’s word by writing about Scripture each Sunday. My focus will be on what it means to me and how I can apply it to my life. I will WRITE with a humble heart and a desire to carry out God’s plan.
Note; Although I love to write, I have never done something like this before. Comments and suggestions are welcomed as I start this journey of enlightenment.
Thanks for stopping by, God Bless
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. It is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
God has left us a wonderful resource – the Bible. Consider it the ultimate guide to help us realize what is wrong in our lives. At anytime we can go to it to find help in evaluating our lives. It shows us how to properly and unselfishly relate to God and other people. God’s word offers much more than good advice, it’s a promise of God’s powerful help to anyone who turns to Him with a humble heart. Our spiritual growth can only happen when we seek out the understanding of God’s word, and obey what it says.
On this Sunday I will take the time to reflect, re-evaluate my life and look to God’s word for guidance in living my life according to His plan.