28, February 2012

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Rahab (2)

‘I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good…’ Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

While everybody else was preparing to fight, she was preparing to surrender. Somehow Rahab had heard about the things God had done for Israel; how He’d turned the Red Sea to a red carpet, converted rocks into drinking fountains, made breakfast for them every morning in the wilderness and dried up the waters of the Jordan River. Rahab may not have been wise when it came to her body but she was wiser than everybody else in town when it came to her soul. She wasn’t about to fight God, for she knew it’s a fight you can’t win. For her the path to victory was surrender! And that is the right path for you too. If only you’ll stop trying to ‘run the show’ and turn your life over to Christ, He will take you to places of blessing you’ve always dreamed of, longed for, but didn’t know how to get to. God had a great future for Rahab. He planned to make her a progenitor to King David, and also our blessed Lord Jesus. How’s that for recycling? And God, who loves both the rich and the down-‘n’-out, will do the same for you regardless of the spiritual condition you may be in today. Read this: ‘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. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me…I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes.’ (Jeremiah 29:11-14 NLT)

SoulFood: Jonah 1-4, Matt 19:1-14, Ps 61, Pr 6:16-19

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

28, February 2012

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