Thursday, August 5, 2010

jeremiah - not just a bullfrog

Last week, I had a post about how Jeremiah (the prophet, not the bullfrog) keeps popping up in my life.  So this week, I've been trying to take in some of his wisdom.

I started with Chapter 1 and there were a few gems there:

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I dedicated you.... Jer 1:5

Have no fear before them, because I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.  Jer 1:8

They will fight you, but not prevail over you, for I am with you to deliver you, says the LORD.  Jer 1:19

It is a fairly lengthy book - 52 Chapters, so I've been trying to read a little each night - just enough to savor.  Last night I started flipping through, and I came across this passage. 

You have to know that I've done a few Bible Studies, but sadly, I am not a frequent reader unless I'm working on homework for a Bible Study, and my Bible is not all marked up and highlighted.  It doesn't have that comfort level yet.  But THIS passage in Chapter 29 was highlighted.  As we went through our Bible Study, I highlighted a few that I really liked.  Apparently, this made the Top 10. 

Can you read it?  What a powerful promise that is!  If we believed it, would we ever need to worry?

Thus says the Lord....
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the LORD,
plans for your welfare, not for your woe!
plans to give you a future full of hope. 
When you call to me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you.
When you look for me, you will find me.
Yes, when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me with you, says the LORD,
and I will change your lot....


1 comment:

  1. I've gotta seems a bit sacrilege to highlight a Bible. Must be the Catholic upbringing, I guess.
    I was tagged today. It's different, and Catholic! And, of course, I tagged you.
    Stop by and see what it's about. I'm looking forward to seeing what everybody put down.