Good evening everyone…and how was your Sunday? I sure hope it was a good one! My day was so relaxing! I started out the day, by spending time with God and Keith…a quiet dinner and an afternoon of rest. Now I’m sitting here, as darkness brings on the end to another day.
Tonight…as we begin our time together, I would like to share something special with you; that I have planned for a couple of evenings…up to the New Year. We all seem to be struggling with something in this life…and sometimes it’s not always easy to enter another New Year; so God and I would like to take the steps with you, as we walk together, into the year 2020.
Tomorrow night (Monday), we will be taking our first step together…and then Tuesday evening, we will prepare to take the final step into the New Year. These writings that I feel led to share with you, will truly give you the strength to press on into another New Year…so if you know of anyone that may be struggling or feeling overwhelmed by life…I would encourage you, to also invite them to these powerful writings. The writings will take place…right here at the Risen Hope Ministries Social Blog…and will be posted around my normal time in the evening…sometime around 8:00 EST…or a little after that. I truly hope that you will take the time to check them out!
As we prepare for another new day…a brand new week…and the onset of another New Year, I would like to share a Bible verse with you, from Jeremiah 29:11…and we read… “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.”
You know…stepping into a new day…a new week…and a New Year can make the path ahead seem uncertain. Fear can even set in, while doubt takes us down a road; that makes us even question God’s ways.
One thing I have truly come to take hold of; is that God has not only created us in His image; but He has also designed our lives…and what would take place in the days to come. He already knows everything that is about to take place, which means that He has complete control over everything in our lives…and you know what…His plans aren’t meant to destroy us; but rather, they are plans to prosper us and give us hope and a future.
I think that so many times…the thoughts that lurk around our hearts and minds…only stems from the problems we face…for Satan not only longs to afflict us…but he also longs to make us believe that these moments will end in total destruction.
Tonight…we need to stop believing the thoughts that are being conveyed through a circumstance…and start believing God’s word…such as this verse in Jeremiah 29:11…for these words will truly give us hope and strength to press on.
No matter what you may be walking through in life right now…just know that God’s got you…and He is going to stand on every promise He makes to you, through His holy word…for His love will lead you to His very best…I know!
Well…I’m off to relax and enjoy the rest of my day off; so I can put my all, into what God has in store for me tomorrow! It sure has been a good visit tonight…and I pray that God will bless your night with peace and sweet rest! Take care and I will see you tomorrow!
Goodnight & God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain