The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
The plans of His heart to all generations.1
God has thoughts and plans in His heart. Do you know He thinks of you? He gave His heart to you in hopes that you would give yours to Him.
“Since before time began, a call went out to you. Even in the midst of a crowd, God has been seeking your heart as an individual. An invitation was developed with you in mind. From the time that the foundation of the world was laid, Jesus prepared to die for you and for each soul that would ever live. His sacrifice was arranged before you were ever a thought—before a single soul had ever lived. He did this so that you might have eternal life. Have you responded to His invitation?
This call has gone out directly to you. It does not involve living vicariously through someone else; it involves you living directly. The rewards of answering this invitation are beyond anything you could ever imagine. God is offering you a most amazing prize: the gift of eternal life. This gift was given in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV).”2
He has offered this love to generation after generation, and your time is now. He has loved you with an everlasting love, and with lovingkindness He is drawing you. Will you respond? Will you choose His love? Will the thoughts of your heart contain thoughts of Him?
1 Psalm 33:11 taken from the New King James Version of the Holy Bible, ©1982 by Thomas Nelson.
2 Francee Strain, No Ordinary Invitation: Called to Live a Life of Eternal Purpose, (Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press, 2017), 4.
©Text and photo Francee Strain, February 14, 2022