Thursday, December 6, 2012

Day 29: Hopes, Dreams and Plans you have for the next 365 days

So, dear readers! As you can tell, this post is the second to last of my thirty day challenge that I started in January. Oops.. I apparently can't stick with something like this y'all. My apologies but I had so many other topics the Lord laid on my heart to share between this challenge. But on to Day 29! 

Hopes, Dreams, and Plans I have for the next 365 days . . . I don't know what this next year brings for me but I do know who holds it. My life is in the hands of the Almighty, and ultimately, He will have His way with my life and what I do. :) It's great to know that He will have His way with me. It takes so much pressure of my shoulders. Just think how much less stress you would have if you didn't have the worry of what your future holds. We only need to place our lives in His hands and trust Him with it!  "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." (Jeremiah 29:11) That verse makes me happy and motivates me to live for Christ even more! . . .

My Hopes, dreams, and plans for this next year? . . .I am hoping to impact
more people's lives with the love of Christ. "In the same way, let your light 
shine before others, so that they may see your good works and 
give glory to your Father who is in heaven"  (Matthew 5:16). . .  I want, when 
people look at me, to see Christ and want to glorify Him as well. I fail sometimes like every human out there, but knowing when to pick yourself up and ask God to forgive and 
to help me be more like Him..Our heavenly Father is so good and forgiving. So 
full of love and grace. I know for a fact that as I seek Him more, He will mold me more 
into what I long to be, a servant for Him to glorify His great name to the fullest!  

My Dreams ( or as I like to call them my desires/aspirations ) are definitely held
by my Jesus in His hands and will present them to me when the right time 
comes. "Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your
heart. (Psalm37:4). . . When we take pleasure in glorifying and delighting ourselves 
in Christ, He takes pleasure in granting us the things we desire most for. 
He wants to see us happy. So to that, I know that my desires will be given to me when 
God knows I'm ready for them! No sooner, no later. :D 

My Plans. . .boy do I have plans. haha..For one, I plan on memorizing more scripture. 
In the past it seemed harder for some reason. I thought to  Myself, "Why is it so
 easy to memorize lyrics to my favourite songs and quotes yet harder to memorize
 scripture?" When I would think of memorizing scripture, I  thought to myself "Where 
do I even begin?". . .but recently I have had the chance to have someone challenge me 
to want to learn scripture more and more and make it easier by showing me to just take it once verse at a time and grow with Christ as I learn each verse. Not getting
 overwhelmed but to feel the impact of each verse that I learn. I am so thankful to have that
person challenging my faith and by that, growing closer with my Jesus!!

Anything I hope for, dream, and plan on doing will all be looked over by my Jesus. He has been so good to me, blessing me in so many ways. . . I am inexpressibly grateful! I know my Jesus has great plans for each of you and me! We just need to make sure the life we are living, is living for Him and Him alone! And we need to live for Christ in the moment and not worry about what has happened in the past or what will happen in the future. Not worrying. We know what God says about that -> " Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." (Matthew 6:34). . . Let's live in this moment, not neglecting to tell the people around us how much they mean to us, because we are not promised tomorrow. Try not to leave quarrels or falling outs left  un-mended. (“In your anger do not sin": Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry,) -Ephesians 4:26. . .We should try our hardest to live in peace " If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord. " (Romans 12:18-19). . . So what I'm trying to get out of all this is, We know what the Lord wants from us (Christians)..We need to try to live in the most Godliest ways giving Him all the glory and trusting Him with our futures. He has each of our lives in the palm of His hands and wont let us go. 

That pretty much sums up my hopes, dreams, and plans for this next year. There's more I didn't mention..but If I did, this post would never end. ;D I hope everyone is well and having a wonderful Christmas holiday 


  1. rachel, I admire each one of your hopes, plans, and dreams ... U convicted me on personal scripture memorization and I know God is definitely shining through you to affect my life as well as so so many others... Love this post

    1. Well Thank you mr Timothy! :) It helps very much to have encouragement by other Christians.. So I thank you very much for your support. it is so very much appreciated and noticed!

  2. Rachel, I happened upon your blog. Of course, I was instantly interested because we have the same name! :)
    I loved hearing your plans and was so refreshing. Seriously. Normally you ask someone that and it's "I want to lose weight" or "meet my true love" or "make a lot of money."

    I just think it's wonderful that you love Jesus and want to live for Him and make Him known.


    1. Well I am so glad you came across my blog.. ( I also Love your name too :) ) and I really enjoyed reading through some of your blog posts.! So very encouraging. I will definitely be following :D
      And I am so pleased that you enjoyed reading through this post..I like to think, what is really important..merely my appearance or making more money isn't something that will further the kingdom of God.

      Thank you so much for commenting. God bless you Rachel!


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