Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Promises for the New Year

"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

I ran across an article the other day, in which the author was particularly excited about some Chinese fortunes they had acquired. They went to the trouble of saving them and framing them, putting much hope and expectation into what they promised.

I thought about how blessed we are to have the promises of God's Word to get us through the difficult passages of life - and how glad I am that I don't have to rely on the luck of a fortune cookie to tell me what my future holds.


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Alexis said...

I'm sure glad WE don't put all our trust in a cookie! Sounds silly doesn't it? Thanks for sharing today!

Joan said...

I wonder do they make fortune cookies with bible verses in them? hmmmm Some one should.

I'm so glad my fortune is in the Lord.


AmandaHoyt said...

Hope you are doing well today.
Hugs and prayers,

Daniel's Mom said...

Amen! I love that verse!! I am so glad to see that you are able to write more! Have missed you a lot! :)

Laurie Ann said...

Amen! I love that verse. So glad I don't have to rely on Chinese fortune cookies either...the last one I got said, "You laugh now, wait until you get home." I was kinda scared to go there, LOL! Happy WFW!

Jen said...

Such a great post. Have a great day.

Mimi said...

Thanks for sharing that verse today. I have had a hard time finding hope lately, so I'm copying that one down.

I am hosting a great Inspiration Giveaway on my Devotional Daze blog, so stop by & check it out!

Susan said...

Oh what a great life verse, a promise we can all cling to, no matter what!

I've enjoyed my visited here today.

Your girls are gorgeous!


JesusRulzMe said...

I'm with you sister! I'd choose Jesus over a cookie any day! ♥

It's great to "see" you again. ♥

Life by the Handful said...

Always the encourager! You my friend are amazing.

Amydeanne said...

hey to answer joan's question, yes i've seen bible verse fortune cookies.. special order lol

it's amazing what people rely in, instead of God's promises, isn't it?

Esthermay said...

Perfect timing. My children asked me today what a "fortune cookie" is. It's not as easy to describe as you might think. So now they've seen your WFW and it is so much clearer. Thank you. And more importantly...the lesson of it!
Beautifully said.

~esthermay @The Heart of a Pastor's Wife

Kristi said...

What a wonderful WFW post. I just love it all. Thank you for stopping by today and for your generosity in prayer. Blessings to you and your family.

Katrina said...

What a wonderful truth and one I need to be reminded of so much right now... thank you for sharing and for stopping by my blog today.

And what a beautiful picture you have of your darling daughters in your sidebar! :)

Named Alicia said...

Amen! My thoughts exactly! I am so very thankful for His promises!

Thanks for sharing!
Happy WFW!
And I agree with Katrina, your daughters are beautiful!

Hear My Cry said...

This is beautiful! Thanks!

Joanne Sher said...

This is my FAVORITE WFW so far! LOVE it So very creative, and absolutely gorgeous. Wow.

lori said...

I'm just getting around to see these and this is my FAVE for the week...I love it..and what a fabulous message!!

It's so COOL how you did that!! It's WONDERFUL!!


hennhouse said...

I LOVE this image and the way you styled the verse within... so marvelous!