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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spiritual Sundays


I received Joyce Meyer's The Confident Woman Devotional for Christmas and I LOVE IT! Today, for Spiritual Sundays I am sharing from it. If you would like to Join in with others or just read other inspirational posts go here

COOPERATION REQUIRED

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. Jer 29:11

The most important thing is not how we start but how we finish. Some people get started with a bang, but they never finish. Others are slow starters, but they finish strong.

God has a plan for each of us. It is our destiny. But it is a possibility, not a "positively." Even if someone prophesies over us wonderful things in the name of the Lord, what is being prophesied is the heart, the will, and the desire of God for us. It doesn't mean it is positively going to come to pass. We have a part to play in seeing that plan come true.

I challenge you to cooperate with God every single day of your life to develop your potential. Every day you should be a bit further along than you were the day before. We must each discover our God-given gifts and talents, what we are truly capable of, and then put ourselves to the task of developing those gifts, talents, and capabilities to their fullest extent.


Lord, I am thrilled that You have a plan for my life. That I have a destiny is amazing. I want to cooperate with You today and make that a reality. Amen

11 comments:

sarah

this is so powerful....I've held onto that verse alot....mostly when I've been afraid....cooperating with God...every day...gonna do it! Thanks Loren.

Nana's Nuggets

Hi! Loren, Thank you for the sweet comment you left, I just love my friends! And I so love J.M., watch her every morning! she is just real! and expresses the Simplicity of Christ in a divine way! Have a great we-end:)

Clif

YOU are an encourager! I just read Sarah's comment and she was blessed by what you had on your heart and shared with us. She is going to be giving a speech at Toast Masters and I know your words will help her. Your words always lift me up when I am down. You make me want to be a better man. I know others are blessed by what you share not only on Spiritual Sundays but every day of the week.

Cherie Hill

Love it sister! Joyce Meyer has had such a profound and powerful impact on my faith . . . got to meet her five years ago in Seattle. My boys did the "what about me?" robot impersonation for her . . . hilarious.
Anyway . . . big hugs!
Cherie

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

Thank-you for this encouragement.Sometimes all it takes is to read something as simple as this to motivate me,thank-you my sister in Christ.
God Bless,
Ginger

George

These are wonderful thoughts for everyone, not only women.

Mildred

Hi Loren, Thank you so much for sharing this today. The last two weeks have been like a fog - first the move and then we both had allergic reactions to the paint. We are better and I hope to get caught up on blogs soon. Wishing you and your beautiful family a blessed Sunday. Love you,

Betsy from Tennessee

Beautiful post, Loren... Yes--God has a plan for us and we need to cooperate!!!! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Saleslady371

This is good, Loren, because it requires us to think about our part in God's plan for us. Thanks!

Charlotte

So true, Loren. We certainly need to cooperate. Thanks for this reminder.
Blessings,
Charlotte

jayayceeblog

Beautifully said! If I could just live every day knowing that I am living my very best life for the Lord. I try ... and then I get on the freeway or something ... Praying for forgiveness!!!

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