God's Words For US
by Cecelia Lester
For I know the thoughts [plans] that I think towards [have for] you,
says the LORD. Thoughts [plans] of peace not evil, to give
you a future and hope. Hebrews 29:11 (NKJV) [NI V]
(The words in brackets are how I learned this verse.)
The LORD has set in motion a time of exile for the Israelite people. They will be in bondage for 70 years, a life time to a lot of people now. How many generations of Israelite people lived in this bondage during those years?
Yet, God had plans for them. False prophets had misled them. One told the Israelite people the enslavement would last just two years. God took him out two months later.
God’s plans were positive-in the long run. The people had to learn some lessons and learn to respect God.
Recently, I came across the thought that what we see happening in our world today has come about because we have lost respect for God and the lessons we have needed to learn. This thought makes sense to me.
What do you think about this? Does God still have plans for His children? Will His children respond to God in a way that uplifts Him?
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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over two decades..
She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/
She has served in a faith-based organization, Grace In Action by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.
In July 2017, she published her first book, 'Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy.'
She and her husband of 54 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.
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