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I love God’s scriptures and how they give us hope for today…  and tomorrow … and how they help us with our daily journey.

 

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The Bible offers us so many inspirational messages, instructions for daily life, examples of God’s love for us and promises!  One of my favorites is Jeremiah 29:11:

 

“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.”  (Jeremiah 29:11; NIV)

 

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Just for a quick reference, the dictionary states the word “prosper” means to be successful or fortunate, to thrive, to flourish.  The word “hope” means to believe, desire, trust.

 I love this scripture as it provides such powerful, life-changing words from our Lord.

 

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But, I urge you, please do not stop reading there…. Read further:

 

“Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.  And you will seek Me and find Me with all your heart.  And I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes….”  (Jeremiah 29: 12 – 14; NAS)

 

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We are urged to pray and seek the Lord; that is what God commands us to do.  (I need this reminder often!)  Then He will “restore our fortunes.”  I love Jeremiah 29:11, but God has put it in my heart to keep these other verses (versus 12 – 14)  in my heart, too, as well to realize the whole picture of God’s wishes for us.

 

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God’s Word is truly wonderful!

Blessings!

~Clare

 

P.S.  Special thanks to my daughter, Christine, for her beautiful flower pictures while living in Costa Rica!

 

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