Re-Centering in God’s Word



3. FUTURE PLANS and HOPES





Instructions: Put All Your Plans and Future Hopes in God’s Caring Hands: Business, Career, College, Dating, Family, Fitness, Friendship, Health, Holiness, Investment, Marriage, Ministry, Vacation, and Wealth.  [Write them down in God’s presence.]





Humbly Hear the Spirit Speak God’s Word to You


I alone know the plans that I have for you, _____, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.  If you keep my Son’s teachings and seek me with all your heart, you, _____, shall find me and know my abundant plans and wondrous purposes for you. [IB Jer 29:11-19 & Mt 7:21ff.]   (CwG)





What profit is it to gain the whole world yet forfeit your soul?  [IB Mk 8:36.]   (CwG)





Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will do business and in a year make so much money [or win souls for Christ, or pursue a career, or …].”  Why, you, _____, do not even know what will happen tomorrow.   Instead, you ought to say, "If it be Abba's will, I, _____, will live and do this or that."  Instead, you boast and brag about the future. All such boasting is evil! [IB Jas 4:13ff.]    (CwG)





With Humble Faith, Speak with God


Prayer: If it is your will, Abba, I will live and carry out the plans put together diligently and hopefully with your Holy Spirit.  However, if I deceived myself and have not been in step with the Spirit, I trust that you will show me the perfect road map for my life and guide me upon that path.  I trust your loving plan for me.  Constantly increase my faith in your pure goodness, divine love and unfailing wisdom.  By your Spirit, lead me along the perfect path, the narrow way of Christ Jesus, the eternal vine of life.





Prayer: Abba, how wise it is that I should plan with you and I thank you for my willingness to be disciplined in planning with you.  But forgive me, Lord for worrying. How foolish it is for me to worry about the future outcomes of these plans. You are my trustworthy Father. Therefore, forgive my lack of entrusting the future to you.  





Prayer: Increase in me a trust in your pure goodness and perfect love for me. Then as I give the future to you,  I will believe that you are moving me in the present—as a willing, yet unworthy, son/daughter— to follow the Holy Spirit 24/7 and thus be a pleasing instrument in your hands to bring others to desire to have the mind of Christ 24/7 and to have his attitude in all things.





Prayer: Thank you for equipping me to be patient, for allowing me to often understand your heart and mind, myself and others and to have the courage to live the gospel of the cross and resurrection each hour, each day. 





When re-centered in God’s word, thank God by telling God how much you appreciate being taught wisdom about the present and the future by God’s very own words.


           One lives by every word that comes from the

           mouth of God and not by bread alone.

           [Dt 8:3; Mt 4:4].   


God is coaching eternal-life skills and restoring your strength to fight in the ever present now to build up God’s kingdom on earth as it is heaven.  The fruit of the Spirit will blossom in you, bear fruit, and glorify God.




 
 

 

                  |     1-Anxiety   |    2-Anger        |      3-Future      |    4-Past         5-Lusting      |


                 |    6-Urges     |  7-De-energized  |    8-No Confidence in God | 9a-Other gods First   |


                 | 9b- Lost Communal Worship  |   10-Lost Self   |  11-Lost Joy  | 2-Lost Resurrection |


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