E-votional - Hope From Another
November 9, 2001
"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for your harm, to give you a future with hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NRSV)


    In our prayer time we wait and we listen. We are hoping to hear or see something, something of or by God. So we wait. We hope, listen, and watch.

    Hear the Good News, we may be waiting and watching for the wrong thing! God uses people and opportunity to speak to us and to have us respond. Jeremiah, one of our greatest prophets shares these words for the people, for you and for me, from God. It is a promise that God knows our hearts and He listens. What a fantastic word. So listen watch and know that God is there for you. And maybe, just maybe God will use you to touch and affect another person for His sake.


   Gracious Father, hope is a regular part of my life. I hope for many things, but more than anything else, I hope that I am always faithful to You. Use me to make a difference in my family, my church, my community and Your world. Thank You for all that You have done in my life and all You will continue to do, for I ask this through Christ, my Lord and Savior. Amen.