Monday, March 13, 2006

Everything Will Be Allright
The Lord gave me a word for our church yesterday from Jeremiah 29:11, I especially like it in the Message Bible...."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."
I know this is really something simple, but while life is often so complex...God has a simple word for us:
1. I know what I'm doing in your life
2. I have already planned your life out
3. I have plans for you that are absolutely incredible
I don't mean to be preachy, but I want to be encouraging to those that may be reading, that wherever you are in your life, whatever you may be facing in your walk, regardless of where you are in your journey...even if it is a dark and difficult place...God's got you covered!
We have all felt lost, like we've been abandoned, but God knows exactly where we are, what we need and where we're going. He isn't surprised by anything that happens in our lives and wants us to realize that He is either in control of everything or nothing at all...I think He's got it all covered and if I can live what I believe...Everything will be allright!

3 comments:

Libby said...

Neil, we are SOO excited about the upcoming revival. God is already really moving. We can hardly wait to see what Word and work He has in store for us when you come!!! We are praying for you and the revival. God bless!

Neil said...

Thanks! Can you speak to the wind and any waves that might find their way up there and calm them down? I live through four months of hurricane season with a bit of stress...tornado's remind me of what is soon to come my way!

Seriously, I'm quite excited about arriving there myself, I believe powerful things are in store!Blessings!!!

michigan preacher said...

Hey, great word, Neil. I need it right now, too, as my Grandpa is right now in hospice care, and is expected to be gone within a week. It's a tough time right now. It's hard to find the good in bad times, but, as you said, God has it all planned out. A good companion verse to Jeremiah 29:11 would be Romans 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose".
God bless!
~Jeff