We often wonder how God could even care about who we are. I mean 7.6 billion people on earth currently and He cares about me, seems a little out there. That’s what makes this faith and relationship so amazing. God does know you, He wants to connect with you and all 7.6 billion of His children. He is so big that His love encompasses all of them. Yet we get stuck up in a lie that there is no way He could every love everyone let alone me. Breaking out and being free of this lie is a big step forward in experiencing what God has for you.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT
This passage was written when Israel was being held captive by Babylon and God promised to free them from their oppression. Their sin had placed them in captivity, their disobedience and idolatry. It was never the ultimate plan for the Israelite’s to be taken, yet they chose to sin and ignore God’s laws he had given them. God had done some amazing things for the Israeli people, yet time and time again they lost the fact He loved them and tried to find love in all the wrong places. They would adopt the gods of their neighbours who had no power to do anything let alone love them. It wasn’t like God had not given them any promises of hope. Over and over again He told them if they followed Him, He would bless them and make them a great nation.
We were held captive by our sin. God made a plan that was for good. Jesus was the answer to the captivity of sin. There is a future and hope for all those who choose Jesus and follow God’s plan of salvation. Over and over again God tells us that if we follow Him, He will bless us. He will never leave us in need. Yet we see people walking away from their faith to follow hollow gods who promise things we don’t need.
People need to hear of this. Have you told anyone about it? Have you invited anyone to church to hear about it? Let’s start today and change the world one person at a time. We need to keep reminding them that God loves them. He has a plan for them. He wants to meet their needs. He wants to bless them. He wants to free them.
How can you do this? Make the point of speaking to someone today about the love of God. Make a post on your social media telling others that God loves them and wants to have a relationship for them. Share this blog with others to rally them in sharing the freedom found in Jesus.
Father, your plan is a good one. Your path to walk is the right one. Help me to follow you with excitement to share this with others. Forgive me if I have followed any other gods. I choose to follow you with all my heart. I trust your plan, I trust your ways. Thank you for sending Jesus as my way to freedom. Holy Spirit create in me a clean heart and pour into me daily so I can reach others. They matter to you and they matter to me. Amen