Even the Details

21 Oct

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

God makes big dreams happen! Do you have big God-dreams for your life?

Let me encourage you with something: while you’re believing your Heavenly Father for big dreams, let Him be with you in the little things, too. Simply give Him EVERYTHING! Whether you’re dealing with something big or small, talk to the Lord about it.

Why? Well, first of all, it’s an exciting adventure! It’s pretty amazing to develop a relationship with the Creator of the Universe, to learn to talk about everything with Him, even things that may not seem that important. Did you know that as God directs our steps, He delights in every detail of our lives? (Psalm 37:23) Wow!

Plus there’s nothing like shoving worry aside and handing our cares over to the only One who can see what is happening in the big picture, who truly knows what is in the best interest of us and others, who can also protect us and take care of us in over-the-top ways. It’s a great adventure to seek Him in His Word and in prayer and find out what He is speaking day by day. Because YOU are a special part of His master plan in both this world and throughout eternity. Remember the verse above? He has plans for you!

The bonus? When we give Him absolutely everything and see His faithfulness with even little things, it builds our faith in Him, our trust in Him, strengthening us to believe for future dreams, bigger things, even harder things. We gain confidence that if God cares about taking care of us in the little, He’ll definitely take care of us in what’s even more important! We’re continually reminded that we are His, and that as He gives us big dreams, He’ll be the One to make them happen as we listen and obey.

Doesn’t that take the pressure off? So give the Lord your big dreams, little desires, and any concerns you have this week. Spend time with Him, hearing what He says through His word and in prayer. Then watch Him blow you away with His goodness in the days, months, and years to come. He really is that good!

Have a great weekend!

Much love,

Lisa

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2 Responses to “Even the Details”

  1. Alicia Blondet October 22, 2011 at 10:01 am #

    What an encouragement & great reminder! Thanks for this, Lisa! I need these reminders to help me keep everything in the right perspective.

    • mrrightseries October 23, 2011 at 7:36 am #

      @Alicia: It’s easy for all of us to lose perspective at times. Glad this helped! : ) Thanks for the comment! Have a great week, Alicia!

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