Plans to Prosper by Jerry Branch

Plans to Prosper
Jerry Branch
Jeremiah 29:11-14

Keywords: vision; prosper; plans; life; Jesus; Know Jesus; Grow in Jesus; Show Jesus

If you recall, last week I shared with you that in Jeremiah 29:11-14, God encourages us as He reminds us that He has given us a plan...

He didn't put us on 'auto-pilot' and leave us to find our own way...
He's given us a plan to prosper us, a plan to give a hope.

Then too, as I shared with you, as we align ourselves in His plan, using the football analogy, as we get out of the huddle and onto the playing field, then we will be a people who KNOW Jesus, Grow In Jesus, and Show Jesus through worship, prayer, service and Love.

But here's one thing we've got to remember...

We've got to remember that God isn't interested in how many 'things' we do...

God is interested in Christians, YOU and ME..."BEING" or "LIVING" as Christians...

- He's interested in us being a people who KNOW Jesus in a personal way...
- He's interested in us being a people who GROW in Jesus as we develop an ongoing, deepening relationship with Jesus, and as we develop ever deepening relationships with each other...
- and God's interested in us being a people who SHOW Jesus to others wherever we are, be that as we worship, be it in our workplaces, or out in the community.

Just like we read in chapter 29, when the Jews were exiled in Babylon, God wanted them to be involved in life...

And He wants us right here in Dallas to be involved in life...

He wants you and me to be involved in the life of our church, He wants us to also be involved in the lives of our church family through our LIFEGRoups, And He wants us to be involved in the Lives of people around us here in Dallas, and in the communities in which we live, as we INTENTIONALLY reach out through our LIFEGroups.

'seek the peace and welfare of the city'...

So, again, turning to Verse 11 Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans t ...


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