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Thursday, January 10, 2008

God Knows the Future

That has been the promise we have lived our life off of for the past year. We knew that God has great things in store for us. Now that we have moved and are adjusting to a new city and adventure, it is a good reminder again as we wait patiently to make friends, for Christy to find a job, and to find where we fit. I was reminded of this during one of my morning devotions sometime in the past week.

Because we are saved by a Risen Christ we can hope for the future, no matter how troublesome our present circumstances may seem. After all, God has promised that we are His throughout eternity. And, He has told us that we must place our hopes in Him.

Are you willing to place your future in the hands of a loving and all-knowing God? Do you trust in the ultimate goodness of His plans for your life? Will you face today's challenges with optimism and hope? You should. After all, God created you for a very important purpose: His purpose. And you still have important work to do: His work.

Today, as you live in the present and look to the future, remember that God has a plan for you. Act - and believe - accordingly.

The scripture that goes with this devotion is Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT):
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

This is a great thing to remember at any time in life, not just major transitions.

My devotional book for 2008 is Purpose for Everyday Living: Finding God in Everyday Life by Criswell Freeman.

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