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Keep it Simple - January 8, 2016

Jeremiah 29    --- Keeping it simple

Don’t let these days of 21 days of prayer and fasting get over complicated.

A key to enjoy this.. is to keep it simple.

We don’t completely understand how God does it.. how He handles all the prayers.. how He handles the miracles..

A man with the experience is never at the mercy of a man with the argument.

P.T.L.

Pray, Trust, Live

Jeremiah 29:12-13

11 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. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Pray - Let’s pray because God is listening. We don’t need to know how it all works.. just know this.. God is listening.  It’s just that simple. God is in heaven, waiting and listening.

Trust – we need to trust because God is good. V. 11

These are the plans God has for your life. He has good plans. He’s in heaven and he’s listening and ready to direct you to the plans He has for you.

Live – because the world is watching. People all around us watch us. We are so blessed to be a part of what God is doing. Yet the world watches us.

This Jeremiah 29 promise was given while Israel was in captivity. Jeremiah 29:5-7.. this process took 70 years for them to realize the answered prayer of God’s purpose.

5 “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6 Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. 7 Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to theLord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

That space of living it out while we wait. He’s listening to us, we know He’s good and we live this out before other people.

So let’s P.T.L for these 21 days.