Friday, January 1, 2010

Plans to Prosper - January 1, 2010

Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version) 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.

Happy New Year 2010! For some time I have felt the urging to share my thoughts on questions that may be of concern to all. We all struggle with knowing our place in this world, what we are doing, why we are doing it, and where we are going. We ask ourselves the question, "In the long-term scheme of things, does what I do in life really matter?"

Journey with me over the new year as I seek to answer that question. Each day I will post a verse for reflection, and as we go along I will share ideas and exercises that I hope will be an encouragement and a blessing. I do not promise a great theological exogesis of scripture and verse, just a revelation of what God has placed on my heart.

Feel free to dialogue with me as we walk together.


  1. These were words of hope and comfort to the people of Judah who were exiled in captivity in Babylon for 70 years. It was part of God's plan to cause them to listen to Him and rely upon Him once again. This verse applies us too, especially if we are Christians. Sometimes we have to go through hard times to remind us of our place in this world and to bring us back closer to God. We should know that God wants us to prosper.

  2. The best thing we can do in reflecting on what has happened over the past year is to consider what might have been God's purpose for what we may have gone through. This will help us to find comfort in knowing that He still offers guidance and comfort to us all.