Last Sunday we visited a Calvary Chapel. It was a nice experience, especially since they were singing Christmas carols (not the usual Rock music that all mainstream churches belt out). I’m sure the level of my pleasant experienced would have droppped lower because of that. Anyway, everyone had that attitude of anticipation and celebration. Though we didn’t actually talk to anybody, the people seemed quite friendly and relaxed.
The sermon that Sunday was titled “Joy to the World”. But there was something else in the sermon that stood out to me and spoke to my heart. The pastor mentioned my life verse…a precious promise I recieved from the Lord:
“For I know the plans I have toward you says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11
The pastor explained that God has a wonderful plan for me (and you) which is much better than we could ever create for ourselves.
He has it all mapped out for us- and His intentions are not evil, they are for good.
That really encouraged me at the right time. I was surprised by the many ways God can edify you.
So how did God speak to you last Sunday? Or what did you read today- any verse that stood out to you?
I’d just like to remind you how important it is to read the Word everyday. If you don’t read the Bible daily, you are starving yourself spiritually. Just like it’s bad to starve your body from food, it’s also bad to starve your soul from spiritual food.