Monday, March 26, 2018

Pastor's Ponderings, March 26, 2018

God Has A Great Future For Us

In the Shakespearean play, “Hamlet”, Ophelia says, “Lord, we know what we are, but know not what we may be.” Les Brown, the motivational speaker wrote, “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step, keep with the problem, or determined to carry out their dream.” 

People often strive to improve their lives and themselves, but for various reasons such as immediate circumstances, fear, doubt, or unbelief never quite reach the places that they can reach.  But the Bible says that God wants to take you to places that you have never seen (1 Corinthians 2:9, 10).  He created us and has a great end for us (Jeremiah 29:11). We can ask God who can give us a light to show us the way to reach our dreams (Psalm 119:105).

He does not want us to bump around and waste time trying to pursue a vision that we were not designed to reach. He simply asks us to acknowledge Him in every way and rest in Him, and He will direct our path (Proverbs 3:5-6).  He declares that He will go before us and clear a nice path for us (Isaiah 40:4).

Let us go forth prayerfully and joyfully with God and see what awesome things that He has in store for us.

1 Corinthians 2:9, 10
New International Version (NIV)
9 However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”—the things God has prepared for those who love him—
10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.

Jeremiah 29:11
New International Version (NIV)
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.

Psalm 119:105
New International Version (NIV)
105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Proverbs 3:5-6
New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight

Isaiah 40:4
New International Version (NIV)
4 Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain.

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