my take on jeremiah 29:11.

latley in my quietude (to steal the word from my friend, maggie) God has given me a new challenge in reading scripture. i do not wish to add meaning or take away meaning from this ancient writing, but i believe God’s word is alive and active and that it’s possible He can reveal new truths every time i read it.

i believe this. i do.

so, why is it that i’ve become so frustrated with church words, and religious settings, and conversations where common bible verses are just thrown around almost even used as excuses? i don’t know. reading my Bible has become boring because i have let it.

in a search for something fresh i have been inspired to take a new, personal look at what i think to be the 3 most used bible verses: phillippians 4:13, john 3:16 and jeremiah 29:11.

i’m (re)learning that most of these things have to do with just looking at the context of what’s actually going on. i mean, for the most part, these verses are misused because the speaker (sayer?) is using them out of context.

i don’t want to write my entire journal here, because…well, it’s between me and the Lord. i want to encourage you and inspire you to examine this for yourself.

straight up in the NIV this is what the word is, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

these are some phrases i wrote down that i think God is saying to me through jeremiah 29:11.

i will show up. (wow)

i will take care of you as promised.

i know what I’m doing (such confidence!)

i will not abandon you.

i will give you hope.

i will give you something to hope for.

what is He saying to you?

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6 thoughts on “my take on jeremiah 29:11.

  1. karen says:

    first let me say, i commend you on your focus in spirituality. though we have different beliefs, i do believe that it is important to know what you believe as a way of having a stronger constitution and a sense of who you are. after years of study, my old friend has finally made it to priesthood and i’m mentioning this only as a support tactic in that it took years (like italicized and capitalized years) for him to study the text of the bible in search for its truth and although i’m sure he’s not done, it merely indicates that there’s more to it than a couple of read throughs and thoughts. goodluck to you and i’m honored that you would share such a personal journey with the rest of us. i hope you find what you are looking for.

    p.s. not to deflect any attention, but i like that you’re playing with different fonts for plastic cupcake.

  2. plastic cupcake says:

    thanks for all the comments guys!!

    karen–you are SO right and what a great insight/perspective you bring to these thoughts. i think you hit the nail on the head with it being a lifetime commitment of study to really be a steward of the Bible.

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