by Pastor Tim Burt
Hi Fresh Manna Readers, I will be gone this weekend and next week to speak at a Pastor's Conference. I will be back to writing and sending out Fresh Manna on Monday April 10th. There is plenty for you to catch up on in the Fresh Manna archives! Thanks for your prayers! I'll be praying for you! ~ Pastor Tim
First, you remember that you are a child of and serve Almighty God who knows the beginning from the end. He knows your tomorrow and all the days ahead. That is the very reason you should look to Him. He knew you before the foundation of the world. It was His plan to lead you to Jesus before He formed this world. Ephesians 1:4 NIV says, "For God chose us in Him (Jesus) before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight." Well, here you are! You know and love Jesus. He knows your tomorrows. He would like you to align your life with the plan that He has for you. But how do you do that? you ask. You first have faith that He has a plan for you. You can’t hear these words from the prophet Jeremiah too often... “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.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
As you learn to seek the Lord, journal thoughts, and pay attention to what you think is His leading you to do (through the scriptures you read), ask the Lord to direct every step you take. Do so and you will continue to move forward in His plan and purpose for your life. Ask Him to bless you, give you favor with others, and direct your steps as you work toward priorities He gives you! Remain focused and diligently work on your God-given priorities incorporating them with your necessary day-to-day activities. Then have faith that He will help you.
Remember that life is full of seemingly mundane tasks and obligations that are just a part of life. Everyone experiences those. But when you walk by faith trusting that God is involved in the details of your life and you are seeking Him in prayer and reading His word, AND, you are not only listening, but writing down His priorities and things He leads you to do, then you will experience direction from Him. You will often see small signs affirming that you are following God’s direction for you! When that happens, the icky, numb feeling will begin to leave and excitement in seeing God’s hand will lift you up! And you'll know that God is leading you in the master-plan He has for your life!
Psalm 37:23 (NLT) The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives.
Pastor Tim Burt
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