Good evening all-
Have you ever thought of the prophesies of old? Where did they come from and what were the mens lives that gave them? We have been walking through a google map view of the prophesies in church and today my pastor spoke about Jeremiah. If you read my blog, you know that I love Jeremiah and have often been inspired by his words. The prophesies were given and then delivered, often in the time of the prophets life. Jeremiah was given the job of telling his people harsh truths, with not much support.
Of all the prophesies that were given the one of Jesus still stands in my mind. He prophesied that Jesus would come to a virgin and be the Savior of the world. He would not get to see this but he was confident in God's faithfulness and truth. He never wavered all the years that he served God. I'm sure he cried and swayed, from time to time, but he knew what we all should know; that God is true to His word.
My pastor spoke about how rambled Jeremiah is because it's not chronological but I love Jeremiah. I love the words that he spoke and I especially love Jeremiah 29:11. I have been praying that for my sons and my family this month and it is often the scripture that I wake up too. As I was waking this week, the words were filtering through my mind. Whenever that happens, I know God wants me to crutch on Him and believe that He will make my path.
I know one thing, trusting in Him is so much easier than trusting in myself. Bad things may come but knowing that God is there makes it better. I may not see what His plan is until the day He comes but when He does; I'll be thankful.
Jeremiah predicted that Jesus would come and He would save a nation. He will come again and when He does every head will bow and every knee will bend. Think about it, all the prophesies happened within their lifetime except for this. I am honored to be one of the living people, watching and waiting for my Savior. We are sinful people but He is God. We must live for Him not ourselves and whether or not we understand His ways, they are right, they are true and He is worthy!
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV84:
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.
Romans 14:11 NKJV:
For it is written: "As I live says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God."
Matthew 24:6 NKJV:
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
My prayer today:
O, Lord come to me and reveal Your great plan. As we live and learn we know that You are King of the world and You own all that we see. We wander until the day we come before You confessing that You are Lord. The nations are looking for answers and yet, we look in all the wrong places. Establish Your throne on earth and help us to see that Your will is the only way. I believe for myself and others that You know the plans You have for us. We are Yours, with unique talents, woven into the tapestry to send the message to the world. Time is of the essence. We have no idea when You will come but we're looking for You and asking You to show Yourself. You foretold of a time that all would be on their knees. I pray that Your faithful warriors will be on our knees before Your throne saying, "Holy is our Lord." Direct our paths and walk with us as we navigate the rough waters of our lives. We need You Lord, so we stand surrendered to You, not just today but every day. In Jesus name, AMEN