“‘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.’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)
Sometimes things are hard to understand. When my friends get mad at me or I mess up it feels like everything crashes down on top of me. That’s when I have to remember that God has a plan. I interpret this scripture as we all will go through obstacles in our lifetime and we must never give up. If we believe in Him and have faith in Him the journey He has set for us, will become easier. The journey will have highs and will have some lows. But God has a plan – even when we can’t see it. So we keep praying to God, having faith in Him and trusting that His way, His plan is the coolest.
God does want us to live a meaningful life on earth, but the true plans He has made for us are going to be realized when we meet in heaven.
WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Dance like no one is watching, sing like no one is listening. Love like you’ve never been hurt, & live like it is heaven on earth. – Mark Twain
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WHEN YOU WANT TO TALK TO GOD ABOUT YOUR PLANS – Check out
Praying from the Gut
by Steven James
If you could tell God anything, what would you say? If you could whisper to Him your darkest secrets, let Him know about your greatest disappointments, or share with Him your wildest joys…would you do it? God offers to listen to your deepest cries, just like a friend would – a friend so true, so loyal, so close that you could tell him anything without fear or shame or regret. He’s available. He wants to hear your needs, your doubts, your pain, your praise. And He’s waiting for you to talk to Him right now. This honest prayer journal for teens will help you talk to the One who loves you most. No matter who you are, what you’ve done, or what you have on your mind.
Compassionate,motivated and energetic are a few words to describe this 14 year old from Southern Indiana!
Brenna was recently confirmed and is is very much involved as a member in her church. Highly involved with the youth program and in her community; makes regular visits to the elderly and area nursing homes.
This incoming freshman is very active at her school. She is involved in basketball, track, student council, choir, Jazz choir, and will be a Varsity cheerleader. She tells us,”I enjoy making people smile, it makes me feel good. Never frown, because you never know who is falling in love with your smile!”
Brenna has one older brother who is in his third year of college.
Beautiful in every sense of the word, Brenna has a great love for Christ and she’s not afraid to tell you about His love and amazing friendship. Brenna says, “I want to see teens know and understand that God is nothing to be ashamed of.” She’s ready to leap into high school with a passion for life, Christ and high goals and ambitions. (read more…)
Meet Brenna Arnold iBegat.com’s “SheGat” – our teen gal’s editor and iBegat Radio co-host.