It’s 2009 already, a new year, time to remember once again that God is faithful and will remain faithful to The GGP, God’s Great Purpose. You play a part in God’s Great Purpose.
Jeremiah 29:11 tells us - 'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
In Genesis 28:10-18 we read of Jacob’s ladder reaching to heaven and God promising - I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.
Deuteronomy 31:8 records the words Moses spoke to Joshua as he turned over to Joshua the leadership of the Israelite people. Moses assured Joshua of God’s faithfulness -
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
These are words of promise and hope. These words are true, true because the Bible is true. These words are true because God is
• the God of promise and hope
• the God who delivers and leads
• the God to whom the future belongs
God never promises to make our plans and dreams come true. God promises to make us a part of making God’s plans come true.
God’s plans are so beyond our wildest dreams, and their fulfillment so totally satisfying that one would be foolish to settle for less in 2009.
At the beginning of this new year, regardless of your past or present circumstances, resolve to dream God’s dreams, to conform your will to God’s purposes, and inherit the future God holds for you.