Monday, July 24, 2017

Thoughts from the book of Jeremiah- 1

The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, one of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin. The LORD’s word came to him in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, to the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah, the son of Josiah, king of Judah, to the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month. Now the LORD’s word came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I sanctified you. I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:1-5)

God had great plans for Jeremiah's life. God wanted him to be His prophet to the nations. He told Jeremiah that He knew him before he was formed in his mother's womb; also that he had been sanctified by Him before he was born.  As history tells us, Jeremiah went on to become one of God Almighty's trusted prophets.

It's not only for Jeremiah; everyone who reads this message, know that God has a specific plan for your life; he has planned it even before you were formed in your mother's womb. God reveals his plan to us at specific junctures of our lives. We must be attentive to his voice. Many ignore God's voice and live as they please. God delights in them who follow His plan and do His will. Are you one of them? If yes, you are blessed indeed.

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