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God has a plan for each person!

Scripture reading for August 5th: Jeremiah 1-6

“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4-5)  This scripture and others in the Bible indicate that God knows each person before they are formed in the womb!  Ephesians 1:4 states that God chose us to be in Christ before the creation of the world!  God knew everything before anything visible was even created!  We are more significant than we might think to God and He has a plan for each of us!

Jeremiah was appointed by God to be a prophet.  Prophets listen to God and then speak His thoughts and word to people God wants to talk to.  God doesn’t do anything by way of judgment without warning people by the prophets.  (Amos 3:6-7)  When God spoke to Jeremiah he was only a child.  God told him not to worry about his youth and inexperience, but to speak the word of God.

God promised to be with Jeremiah and deliver him.  When any prophet spoke the word of God, it always brought some kind of response.  God used His Word through the prophet to uproot and tear down or to build up and plant.  (Jeremiah 1:7-9)  God’s decrees often brought conflict that caused the need for His deliverance!

God gave Jeremiah a vision of an almond tree and asked him what he saw.  The almond tree was the first tree to bloom in the spring in Israel and it was watched by all the people as a sign that spring was coming.   God promised Jeremiah that He would watch over His word to bring it to pass.  (Jeremiah 1:11-12)

I believe that as we read through the Bible, God will speak to us about our time and day!  Listen closely for God speaking to you and confirming His call.  He wants each of Jesus’ followers to share God’s Word and live by faith in it.  He will watch over it and bring it to pass!   We have a calling planned by our Father God before we were formed in the womb!

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Set apart before the womb!

Scripture reading for August 3rd: Jeremiah 1-6

When does life really begin?  Some say life begins at conception while others say it begins when the fetus is able to maintain life on it’s own outside of the womb.  Others say that life begins at a live birth.  God tells us His perspective!

“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4-5)  This scripture and others in the Bible indicate that God knows each person before they are formed in the womb!  The New Testament states that God chose us to be in Christ before the creation of the world!  (Ephesians 1:4) God knew everything before anything visible was created!   He has a plan for each of us!

Jeremiah was set apart by God for a specific mission: “prophet to the nations.”  Prophets listen to God and then speak His word to people.  God doesn’t do anything by way of judgment without warning people by the prophets.  (Amos 3:6-7)  God spoke to Jeremiah when he was a child.  God told him not to worry about his youth and inexperience, but to speak the word God gave him.

God would be with Jeremiah and deliver him.  I don’t know about you, but if God told me that he would deliver me, I would be asking what I would be doing that called for deliverance!  God was going to use Jeremiah to uproot and tear down or to build up and plant.  (Jeremiah 1:7-9)  These activities would bring conflict that caused the need for God’s deliverance!

God gave Jeremiah a vision of an almond tree.  The almond tree was the first tree to bloom in the spring in Israel and it was known among the people as a sign that spring was coming.  God spoke to Jeremiah through that vision that God Himself would watch over His word to bring it to pass.  (Jeremiah 1:12-12)

Jeremiah is one of my favorite prophets!  This book  speaks clearly to us about our time and day!  Listen closely for God speaking to you and confirming His call.  Let Him show you how He has watched over His word for your life and future.  It will revolutionize your faith and daily walk!  He knew you before you were formed and has a plan!

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Excuses!

Scripture reading for August 5th: Jeremiah 1-6

“The word of the Lord came to me saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”” “Ah, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.” (Jeremiah 1:4-6)

Have you ever made excuses for why you can’t do something?   Has your mom or dad or preacher ever asked you to do something and you looked for all the reasons why you couldn’t?  Have you felt fear rise in your heart at the thought of beginning a new job or going to school?  Because of sin and Satan, we are creatures bound by fears and centered on ourselves.  Change is often difficult and we become our own worst enemy by positing endless excuses.

Jeremiah was a young man when God spoke to him about a plan for his life.  This plan would take Jeremiah out of his comfort zone and involved public speaking.  Jeremiah was being called to speak before nations, not just the local people.  He immediately thought up some excuses!  “I can’t speak” and “I am only a child” came first into his mind.  Public speaking is one of the top fears even today.  I know personally that as a young man, I was terrified to get up in front of people.

God immediately rebuked Jeremiah and told him to stop his excuses.  God made promises to Jeremiah to calm his fears.  He told him that He would be with him and rescue him!  What comfort that should have brought!   I wonder if Jeremiah’s mind raced to think of the kind of dangers that God might rescue him from?

God also touched Jeremiah’s mouth and put His words in his mouth.  He spoke a prophetic word to Jeremiah that would define his mission.  “See today I appoint you over nations and kingdoms to uproot and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant.” (Jeremiah 1:10)  He then gave him a vision of an almond tree.  This tree was the first tree to bloom in Israel and signaled the coming of spring.  Everyone watched the almond to know when spring had arrived.  God promised Jeremiah, “I am watching to see that My word is fulfilled.” (Jeremiah 1:12)  God knows how to deal with our excuses!

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Set apart before the womb!

Scripture reading for August 5th: Jeremiah 1-6

When does life really begin?  This debate has been going on in our nation for a number of years.  Some say life begins at conception while others say it begins when the fetus is able to maintain life on it’s own outside of the womb.  Others say that at birth life begins.  What does God’s word indicate about this question?

“The word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4-5)  This scripture and others in the Bible indicate that God knows each person before they are formed in the womb!  Ephesians 1:4 states that God chose us to be in Christ before the creation of the world!  God knows everything before anything visible was even created!  What amazing insight into each of our lives!  We are more significant than we might think to God and He has a plan for each of us!

Jeremiah was set apart by God for a specific mission before he was ever born into this world.  Jeremiah was appointed by God to be a prophet.  Prophets listen to God and then speak His thoughts and word to people.  God doesn’t do anything by way of judgment without warning people by the prophets.  (Amos 3:6-7)  When God spoke to Jeremiah he was only a child–we are not sure of his age.  God told him not to worry about his youth and inexperience, but to speak the word of God.

God promised to be with him and deliver him.  I don’t know about you, but if God told me that he would deliver me, I would be asking God what I would be involved in that called for deliverance!  When any prophet spoke the word of God, it always brought some kind of response.  God used that word to uproot and tear down or to build up and plant.  (Jeremiah 1:7-9)  These activities bring conflict that sometimes cause the need for God’s deliverance!

God gave Jeremiah a vision of an almond tree and asked him what he saw.  The almond tree was the first tree to bloom in the spring in Israel and it was watched by all the people as a sign that spring was coming.  God spoke to Jeremiah through that vision that God Himself would watch over His word to bring it to pass.  (Jeremiah 1:12-12)

Jeremiah is one of my favorite prophets!  I believe that as we read through this book God will speak to us about our time and day!  Listen closely for God speaking to you and confirming His call.  Let Him show you how He has watched over His word and is still watching over it to bring it to pass.  It will revolutionize your faith and daily walk.

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