Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jeremiah 29:4-7

This is a passage that has been heavily on my heart this week, as I consider my living and work situations among other things. I find myself praying that I will allow my heart to be continually soft to the things God is speaking (and/or repeating from the past) as I listen and seek to walk with Him.

Jeremiah 29:4-7
This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.”

I'd love to hear what this passage stirs for each of you.


christianne said...

I'd be curious to hear what this passage is speaking to you. When I read it right now, it made me think that God is saying, "Live where you are. Open your heart to the life you have been given. Even though you are living where you don't want to be, even though it is not home and you long to be back in the homeland you love, be fully alive and open to life where you are."

Lisa said...

Yes to all of those things, and so much more... :) I'll probably expand on it more in this space in the days to come as well.