Make Up Your Own Mind
Our Life's Landscapes-Part 1

Hide and seek

"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 a hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."  - Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV

What powerful and intriguing words these are, the promises of God, contingent upon  the mission of our souls to seek God and God alone.  This is the noblest of pursuits, to seek God and His plans for our lives, but it must be done wholeheartedly.

When was the last time you called upon the Lord with all of your being for direction in your life?  Have you ever sought God that fervently?  If you did, I bet you got some interesting answers to your life's questions.  I know that I have.  After all, our earnest quest for God never leaves us feeling empty, now does it?

It is late, or early, depending upon your perspective, and I'm here writing to the "world".   Tomorrow, or today, November 3rd, is the day of our Women's Conference.  This year's theme is the Wide Open Spaces of God, whose key premise is how God is with us throughout every "landscape" of our lives - our promised lands, our deserts, our mountains, and so on.  Where are you in your journey of life?  Are you seeking God no matter where you happen to be? 

I'm looking forward to our conference - formerly known as a retreat - not only for what it will bring to the ladies of my church, but as always, I love hearing what God has to speak to me personally.  After all, I have been earnestly seeking God's direction of late, more so than usual, and I want to hear what plans He has for me.  What I do know is this, that His plans are good, for both me and for you.  Now that is a promise.


Janna Rust is a Life Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them.  For more information, visit her at