Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NKJV)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
(NIV replaces thoughts with Plans.)
Today is my birthday, funny thing about birthday’s is that they happen every year, And I want to Thank God for another year on this earth. I’m crossing a threshold, a ‘big’ number. I won’t share that number here since I still wish to remain somewhat anonymous (for now), But suffice it to say that it makes me a little nervous.
But I know that God is in control, He is the One to trust, and the One who knows the future, and actually cares about me! (Enough to adopt me into His family after all.)
I hope that I am being a profitable servant, that what I do actually has a good effect for the Kingdom of God. I do love God, even if I fall sometimes, I am trying to live up to Him (an Impossible Goal), but ultimately God does the real work.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
So if I really want myself to be fruitful for God, let Him do the work Through me! I will end with my most favorite verse in the Bible.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
So although today is my birthday, and I hope it’s a happy birthday, I ultimately want to Glorify God through it and all my life. I dedicate myself to the best of my ability, and ultimately God’s ability, to that goal.
See you in the Universe :’)