Hello All!! First I’d like to say that #HerBinderProject is amazing! It basically is a very colorful inductive bible study and I chose Jeremiah 29:11 for today. We all know:
“For I know the plans I have for you”-this is the Lord’s declaration-“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” KJV”
Well not that I’m a nosey person or anything but I’d like to know the plans too!!! As I read on and meditate on the entire paragraph, I am drawn more and more to verse 13:
“If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.” -NLT
(SIDENOTE) In v.14, His declaration is made again but seeking Him wholeheartedly makes my heart just skip a beat. When I Googled wholeheartedly, they gave me “fully or completely sincere, enthusiastic, energetic,” and this made me laugh. Not that the Word is funny BUT when I think that I am going to him wholeheartedly, I usually think of the times when I am depressed, have nowhere else to turn, laying in the middle of the floor crying because “Steven” and I didn’t work out or any of the regular woes I face when I am NOT enthusiastic or energetic so I guess this is something I’ll be working on. In order to go to him enthusiastically, I guess I would need to focus on things a little more positive so that I am able to speak to God with a smile i.e energetic and enthusiastically:)
Verse 12 reads, “You will call to me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you”(HCSB). It says that OUR GOD LISTENS TO US! So if we go to call upon Him in prayer(v.12) and seek him wholeheartedly, we will find Him(v.13) and when we find him, we may just see the plans that He has for us(v.11).
The fact that the Lord having plans of peace and hope is wonderful but I NEED(LOL!) to know the plans too!! Therefore, I will continue to search and chase after God’s heart because maybe I am a just a smidge nosey, just a tad and while I may not find out every plan, if the Word says to search wholeheartedly, then that’s what I shall do.