“Look at this sky the LORD wove together!” (photo by Maria Silén, Säkyla, Findland)

by Tammy Phillips
February 21, 20211

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV)

God’s plan was you!  He planned for your birth.  He planned for you to be right here right now.  If he had given you a biographical book of your life for your 16th birthday,  you would not believe its contents. 

The word of God in Psalm 139:15 -16 tells us that we were intricately and skillfully formed, as if embroidered with many colors in the depths of the earth. God’s  eyes  saw our unformed substance and in His book were written all the  days that were appointed for us and before we were even born.  He did write a book about us we just did not get the luxury of reading it.

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!  How vast is the sum of them! If I could count them, they would outnumber the sand.”  Psalm 139: 17-18 

Stop! Pause!  Think about this.  God thinks about you all the time!  You are always on His mind.   His thoughts of you outnumber the sand.  God has not forgot about you. You are important to Him, here and now.    His eyes are always on you.  And, I do not care how old your are.  God had and has a plan for you.  Jeremiah 29:11 tells us so…

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV)

You probably have heard and read this quote from God many, many times.  However, God is alive, and He always has new things to show us in His word, no matter how many times we have read a verse.  For about ten years, I have journaled and have filled thirty plus journals.  I have seen this verse every morning on the front of my journal, yet the other day, it rose in my sprit again.  I sought God and look at the treasure I found…

For I know…
I see…
The thoughts that I think toward you…
The thoughts that outnumber the sand…
I think about you all the time…
I know the thoughts, the “mahasaba, ” which is the Hebrew word for thoughts meaning…
the plans
the purposes
the charges
the inventions
the imaginations
The word “mahasaba” comes from the word, “hasab” which means to plait, to weave, mixing colors and threads; to invent, and to compose.

Not only did the Lord weave your body together with various colors, but He also wove your life, your plans, and purposes together.  He has a beautiful, colorful plan for you.  

His plan is to show you Himself fresh and new, no matter how many times you have read the same verse.  If you seek Him, you will find Him!  If you seek Him, you will find His plan and purpose for you.  He had me start sharing his gospel via writing in my fifties and start a prayer group at fifty-five.  BUT GOD…I love his most recent charge, come-to-action,  so much.  He inspired my mother at seventy-five, you heard me, seventy-five, to teach her first solo Bible study on REVELATION.  She took a class on teaching precepts. We do not even talk as much anymore because she is even more committed to studying and presenting His word to her retirement community.  She has stepped into her purpose “for such a time as this.”  I am so proud of her for answering the call.

Don’t tell me you cannot learn something new.  God always has something new for you.  Don’t tell me you are too old or too young.  “God is bigger than your head!”  -Cindy McGill

Finishing out Jeremiah 29:11…God has thoughts of peace, “shalom,” toward you. The Hebrew word “shalom” means wellness, soundness, safety, wholeness, health, and completeness.

He started a good work in you. He will complete and fill you up with a purpose if you allow.  He will give you “hope and a future,” literally a colorful cord woven together for you to hang on to.

I enCOURAGE you to trust the Lord.  Seek Him early.  Hear Him, “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.”    He is waiting for you.   What are you waiting on?





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