God has plans for everyone of us. These plans are full of success and hope. Sounds good right? We’ve covered in a previous post, on the word, “success”. This is part two of my revelation that covers the word, “hope”. This is exciting stuff. Ready?
Before I begin, I’d like to mention that I’m only starting to listen to the holy spirit. But as I do, I’m more and more convinced that listening has a lot to do with reading the bible. That’s primarily how God talks to us. I wish there was a GIF for this; a dear brother of mine, Pastor Joseph Prince always says, “bible interprets bible” or “scripture interprets scripture.”
So here’s a scripture that neatly interprets the hope part of Jeremiah 29:11.
1 Peter 1:3
Praise God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is so good, and by raising Jesus from death, he has given us a new life and a hope that lives on. CEV
This was taken from the CEV (contemporary English version) bible. In another version, it says, “…a hope that is alive. It is alive because Jesus Christ rose from the dead.”
In other words, God’s plans for us is holistic. It’s not about promotions, cars, education although those things can come under “success in everything we do”, but in terms of ‘hope’, it all points to Jesus at the cross, taking our punishments and then rising from the dead. He is our hope. Our hope is alive because Jesus is alive.
Here’s another verse, just because I wanted to add a video. Courtesy of Hillsong.
God bless you!