"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. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29: 11-13)
I believe everyone and their life is planned out at conception. Every life is a gift from our Creator and it has a specific purpose. What we, in our Free Will, do with our life is up to us, but God made us to ultimately glorify Him with it. Deceit and hatred is the byproduct of our sin-nature.
If any part of our life fails to point to a Holy God and His Imminence, then it is of the SINisterminsiter's influence.
Rosalynn Carter once said," A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be." Washington is filled with leaders, but we just kicked a 'great' one out.
Steve Arterburn put it nicely, "Jesus Christ knows you intimately. He calls you by name. Listen for Him today! When you hear Him - respond to Him!" By all indications, America is suffering hearing loss.
And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.
James G Austin '69