Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Plans


Plans…(Jeremiah 29:11)

I have plans for you. They are great, wonderful, marvelous plans bursting with blessings.

But first. First, we need to take care of this issue of sin – the insidious black rot that is taking over your soul. Drastic measures must be taken to remove the filth that pervades your heart. It will hurt. For a time. I’m sorry that it’s come to this. I gave you opportunities every day to acknowledge me but you stubbornly closed your eyes, clenched your teeth and shook your self-centered fist at heaven. You ignored me and worse, you imagined you were in control of your life. So now I’m forced to use drastic measures to get your attention.

After the disaster and mourning you’ll see the promise of a plan for good on the other side. If you could rise up on the wings of a soaring eagle to look down upon the path that is called your life, you would not see the weaving twists and turns, the valleys and the mountains, but the most direct route to a glorious end. Rise with me to gain fresh perspective on the pain of today which seems to contradict the promise of a blessed future.

The promise is unshakable and worthy of complete faith – the promise will never fail despite appearances to the contrary.

Trust me, the plans are good. I drew them up long ago when you only existed in my imagination. I knew then that road might be hard, but the future would be magnificent.

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