Tuesday, December 22, 2020
God’s plan for us
An excerpt from Hebrew 8 (From The Message)
This new plan I’m making with Israel isn’t going to be written on paper, isn’t going to be chiseled in stone; this time I’m writing out the plan in them, carving it on the lining of their hearts. I’ll be their God, they’ll be my people.
Reflection from Marjie Koons:
Goals, business plans, LLC paperwork, documents, licensing requirements, form after form.…all necessities of forming a self-employed business.Except when God is the planner and developer!
No paperwork, no conditions, just loving us beyond our extremely limited comprehension. Jeremiah 1 states “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born,
I consecrated you.” Psalm 139 reads “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” Hebrews 8 says “His plan for us being written in the lining of our heart”! We are so blessed, we are in His plans! We are His feet, His hands, His heart in this world. We are His people and we
can do His work. We CAN pull together for a change in this world. We are truly blessed!
For further study and prayer, the readings assigned for today are:
Luke 1:46b-55; 1 Samuel 1:19-28; Hebrews 8:1-13
Painting by Jon Dutcher, “Water Study.”
“All My Heart This Night Rejoices”
Translation Catherine Winkworth,
music by Johann Ebeling, arr. Trevor Manor
“Jesus calls one and all, “you are safe from danger.’
‘Children, from the sins that grieve you;
You are freed; all you need I will surely give to you.’
And all my heart rejoices.”
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