Dearly Beloved, I greet and bless you in the name of our Creator, Maker, and ever unforgettable Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. “
From the above context we see that God has plans for you to give you a future and a hope, and not to do evil. The plans that God has laid for you will only bring about peace. God’s plans for you will not cause you any harm. God has already laid down plans to prosper you and your children. Only satan has laid some evil plans for you. He is always standing at your side to do evil to you. But the Lord whoever loves is always at your side to execute good plans for you and desires to give you an expected end. If you choose the plans of the devil, your end will be evil. But if you choose the Lord’s plan, your future will be bright and peaceful. The choice is yours. And Joshua said unto all the people [of Israel], choose you this day whom ye will serve; but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Just as Joshua, you need to make the right choice.
Many youngsters and elderly people are reading this message today. God has a plan for each one of you. Some of you think that you have lost your future because you did not study well or score good grades. Never mind do not be afraid God will help you to shine. God is creating a new plan for you. He is opening new opportunities for you. New ways and doors for you to prosper in your life. That plan will give you a bright future. And not cause you sorrow. Once a government official came to meet me for prayer. He told me that he was transferred to a distant, remote place as punishment. So he hesitated to take up the order. I told him that God has a plan and purpose for him to go there. Maybe the higher authorities would have considered as a punishment for him. But for God it is to fulfil His plan in that Brothers life. So I encouraged him to take up the order and join the duty. He did many good things for the people in that locality as a result they loved him and would not let him go. He grew famous and this news reached the higher officials as a result he was given promotion and quarters, and also other facilities. Life became a blessing to him as he chose to accept the plan of God for him.
Having read this message you might be wondering what you should do. God says, “This is the way go in it and you shall be blessed.” If you obey the voice of God you will be blessed. The plan of the wicked will be defeated and you shall be successful. Always be positive. Tell the Lord, that you wish to follow His footsteps. You will no more engage in any evil activities that will displease God. Just as God honoured that Government officer God will honour you. Next time when he visited me he said, in spite of some inconvenience he has worked for the upliftment of that society, as a result he has earned the love and respect of the people there. People honour him and the joy he derives from having served them is worth telling. God changed the attitude of that brother. He found contentment in his work and that gave him great pleasure and job satisfaction. When you choose the plan of God surely you will enjoy your job and your life will be worth living. You will be a blessing to others. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Lord thank You, for helping us to realize that you have a plan for us that would prosper us and not cause sorrow. Teach us to make the right choice in our life. May we learn to discern from the good and the evil.