I was going through this morning and doing my prayers and all that stuff and one of my prayers everyday is based upon Jeremiah 29:11 (For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope) and this morning I just felt prompted to dig deeper into it and read it in context.
I was struck by the fact that verse 11 is just the beginning. Most people stop at that verse because essentially it says I’m going to give you stuff you want and for most people that’s enough since God is the giant slot machine in the sky to give us things we want. But if you continue to read those are the verses that say that he’ll be found by us when we seek him and the promise that he listens to our prayers. And really, those are the things that have true value that the God of everything would listen to us and pay attention to us and desire to be found by us. I was just struck by all that this morning.
That’s it. Thanks for letting me just talk.