(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV ) “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.”
1. They are not the written laws in the Bible.
2. They are Next Level Directions.
(Isaiah 30:21 NIV) “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.””
3. They are not the same for everyone.
4. They are personal / individual.
(1 Corinthians 7:7 NLT) “But I wish everyone were single, just as I am. Yet each person has a special gift from God, of one kind or another.”
5. They are not to be ignored.
(James 4:17 NKJV) “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.”
6. They are purposeful.
(Acts 16:25-34 NIV) “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household."