I heard God say early this morning, “You are always on MY mind!” Wow! You are always on God’s mind!!!
Jeremiah 29:11 (AMPC)
11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
Since God is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19), you can believe everything He says! Faith begins where the will of God is known!
There is a basic foundational principle you need to have to grow in faith. The principle is, “God, good God; devil, bad devil!” God’s heart for you is for you to fare well, have peace, hope and a bright future! His plan is for you to prosper spiritually, physically, mentally and financially in the here and now!
James 1:17New International Version (NIV)
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
If it is good, it is God. If it is bad it is from the devil! There are those who would tell you that God has brought the sickness on you to teach you a lesson. Now what parent in their right mind would put cancer on their child to teach them a lesson? What loving parent would put their child on an interstate highway to teach them they shouldn’t play in traffic?
God had you in mind when Jesus went to cross to take the stripes for your healing and wholeness! Whatever the problem is, God has already provided your remedy!
Will God use the bad situations you get yourself into or that satan puts on you? Yes He will. Thankfully God says in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for good because we love God and are called according to His purpose. The “all” things are the good, bad, beautiful and ugly things. As the Gaither’s song, “Something Beautiful”, says:
Something beautiful, something good
All my confusion He understood
All I had to offer Him was brokenness and strife
But he made something beautiful of my life
God says, you are always on His mind! Don’t let the enemy tell you anything different! In fact did you know that God said He has tattooed a picture of you on the palm of each of His hands? God loves you more than you can think or imagine!
Isaiah 49:16 (AMPC)
16 Behold, I have indelibly imprinted (tattooed a picture of) you on the palm of each of My hands;
God has even prepared and prearranged the good life for you to walk and live in! Remember, GOD GOOD GOD! Devil bad devil! Stop living beneath the Love of God and God’s plans that He has prearranged for you to live in today!
Ephesians 2:10 (AMPC)
10 For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), [a]recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].
Today is the first day of the rest of your life! The Bible tells us that God’s mercies are new every morning! He is a faithful God and He says you are always on His mind!
Lamentations 3:22-23 (ESV)
22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;[a]
his mercies never come to an end;
23 they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Wow! The God of the universe…the God Who created all things including you…ALWAYS HAS YOU ON HIS MIND! Selah…pause and think about that.
Blessed and Highly Favored,
Pastor Becky Cain
Pastor Becky Cain is a Pastor, Author, Marriage Expert