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Did you know God has a plan for you? He has a good plan for every person. In this episode of the Abundant Life Ashley and Carlie uncover how we can discover and live out His plan for our lives.

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Announcer:

Why live a normal life when you could be living The Abundant Life. Welcome to The Abundant Life program with Ashley and Carlie Terradez.

Ashley:

Hello, welcome to Abundant Life. We’re so glad you’ve joined us today in the lounge. Praise God, we got a great program for you today. We’re looking at God’s plan for you. Did you know, God has a plan for you, and I want to read you this scripture. This is a Jeremiah chapter 29 verse 11, and I’m reading this in the new living translation. This is Jeremiah 29 verse 11. It says “For I know the plans I have for you” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” The amplified says plans to prosper you and plans to make you a success, praise God. Isn’t that neat, isn’t that great. So God has a plan for every person.

Carlie:

Amen. And, sometimes it might not look like God has a plan, right? I don’t know if you’ve ever thought that, but Lord, where are you in this? What is the plan? But the fact is God does have a plan for our life. And his plans are the best plans and we need to take some time in our life. If we want to have the best plan, we want to have God’s plan. So it’s wisdom on our part to seek the Lord, as to look, where am I supposed to be going? Let you know, you set the direction for my life. What plans, what thoughts are you thinking towards me? Where do you want to take me? What do you want to do with me? Because when we start to agree with God’s plan for our life, we’ll find ourselves to be in a place of where we are the most happy and most successful and most fulfilled. And ultimately in God’s plan, that is where the provision and the protection is as well.

Ashley:

Amen.

Carlie:

It’s just logical

Ashley:

That’s right, and I will interject right here, because I know some people watching may be saying everything that happens to us is God’s plan. You know what, it’s all part of God’s plan. In fact, I used to believe like this. I used to believe everything that happened to me, good or bad is all part of God’s plan. And God’s going to work it all out. It’s all part of God’s plan. And you know what? That’s not true. We need to make sure people realize that is not true. God does not do bad things. God does not allow bad things to happen to us. That is not the truth. God is a good God. And he only has good plans for us. He only has good for us. So if you experienced something bad, it’s not from God. And yet the good news is you could find out what God’s plan is for you.

Ashley:

And you can get on track with that plan, but when bad things happen to us, that is not God. That is not God’s plan for us. And I’ve heard a lot of people say, like I said, I used to believe this. Well maybe God’s just trying to teach me something. Well, maybe it goes to just trying to bring something good out of this. No God’s so good. Even when bad things happen to us, he can turn them around and use it for good. But those bad things did not come from God. You know what? That’s another whole lesson. I know we could look at why the bad things happen. We have a flesh. Humans have decisions, there’s a devil.

Carlie:

We live in a fallen world.

Ashley:

We live in a fallen world, there’s a devil, and there’s lots of other things. But the bottom line is God’s plans for us are only good.

Carlie:

Amen, and he says it right there in that scripture you just read. I have plans for good for you, not plans to harm you, but plans to prosper you. God has good, only good plan for our life, but it doesn’t come to pass automatically. God’s will, God’s plan in our life is not automatic. Even though God has planned and carefully chosen paths for us where we’ll be prosperous and happy and fulfilled and successful. He planned for us to be in relationship with him. We were created before we were even born. We were pre-destined to be in relationship with God, but still we had a choice, whether we received salvation and ended into his plan or not. We didn’t wake up one day automatically saved. God’s plan for your life is real and it exists. And it’s good and it’s God, but it’s not automatic.

Carlie:

So finding out God’s plan for our life is really important if we want to be the most happy and the most successful and the most fulfilled that we can be. And having said that if you watched previously, we did start talking about the life of David and how God picked people throughout the scriptures, that weren’t necessarily the most experienced or the most qualified or didn’t have them the best gifts and talents. But God picked people with the right heart. And we use David as an example of somebody who was a man after God’s own heart. Another example of somebody that God chose in the old Testament was Moses. Moses was powerful. I’m looking forward to meeting Moses. He’s been through some stuff, right?

Ashley:

When you get to heaven you’re going to be looking out for Moses.

Carlie:

I’m going to shake that man’s hand. He’s been through some stuff. You know that, just the life of Moses. Moses was born into a Hebrew family under a time when the slaves were living in Egypt, they were being oppressed and really badly treated, beaten. There were horrible circumstances. The male children in the household, the edict when out from the Pharaoh there to kill all of male children. Moses’ life was spared. His mother put him into a Moses basket and he ended up being found at the river.

Ashley:

It wasn’t called the Moses basket, before it was Moses’ basket, the name came from that. She didn’t put him in a Moses basket. She put him in a basket and since then we’ve called it Moses.

Carlie:

Yes.

Ashley:

I heard something, someone said the other day, of course, when Jesus was born, all the inns were full, it was Christmas. Now the reason it was Christmas is because that was when Jesus was born. So the reason we call it a Moses basket, is because Moses was put in it. I just want to clear that up.

Carlie:

Thank you for being absolutely clear on that point.

Ashley:

Before that, it wasn’t a Moses basket. It was just a basket. And now it’s became a Moses basket.

Carlie:

So his mother put him in any old basket and she pushed him out into the river. Anyway, he was raised, he was found by Pharaoh’s daughter and raised as her daughter in Pharaoh’s household. So if anyone had an identity crisis, it was Moses. Okay. He was born a Hebrew, but he was raised an Egyptian. And he saw the slavery and the oppression of the Egyptians over his original people, the Hebrew children. And he knew that God was going to use him to deliver the Hebrew children from this slavery, from this oppression. But here’s the thing sometimes, I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve got a word from God. I made a paragraph out of it.

Ashley:

Oh yeah.

Carlie:

You ever done that right?

Ashley:

Oh yeah.

Carlie:

Where you think you hear God tell you something and then you kind of help him out. Right?

Ashley:

You add to it.

Carlie:

You add, just embellish it a little bit, right? Usually if it isn’t happening quick enough, we try to help him along a little bit. Well, this is where Moses was. Right? And so we’re going to pick up this story of Moses in Exodus. And we’re going to look here in chapter two, actually. It says Moses flees to Midian. Now in verse 11, it says now it came to pass in those days when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. So he was looking at the Hebrew children there, and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his own brethren. So he looked this way and that way, you can almost imagine he did a double take, look both ways, make sure no one was watching him. Right. And he looked both ways and he saw no one.

Carlie:

And he killed the Egyptian and hid him in the sand. God did not tell him that that was how we know we’re going to bring deliverance here. He went about that and decided to make the word of the Lord come to path a little bit quicker. He decided to take justice into his own hands.

Ashley:

He got ahead of God.

Carlie:

He got ahead of God. He felt terrible about it. And so he ends up running away, leaving Pharaoh’s house, running away on the backside of the desert, into the wilderness and hiding out. And he thinks that God is totally done with him that it’s over, he’s blown it. In those days he probably thought, God was about to strike him with a bolt lightening or something, Right? That he was just going to go hide, hide from God somehow, because his mistake was so great.

Carlie:

But God doesn’t give up on us as easily as people do, right. God still had a plan for Moses’s life. And that hadn’t changed because he’d made a mistake. This is really important. So in chapter three, we see that Moses and the burning bush. God speaks to Moses through a burning Bush. He says, Moses turns aside to see the burning bush and hears the voice of God talking to him. And in verse 10, it says, this is God speaking, come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel out of Egypt. And you can see Moses response here. Moses says to God who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh. And that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt. And God had some convincing to do, this is kind of a long story. So you can go through chapters three and four, but you’ll see how God had to take a lot of time to really reassure Moses. Moses, even though he’s in a different time now, and things had moved on, in his heart he was still full of condemnation. And he had to really wrap his mind around the fact that God still had a plan for his life.

Ashley:

Amen. This shows you really the humility of Moses. He’s saying who am I? I can’t do this. And maybe because of his past mistake when he killed the Egyptian, but also because he just felt like he wasn’t qualified. And we looked at this last time, but James four six says, God resists the proud, but he gives grace to the humble. And I’m telling you what if you are to the point of pride where you think I can handle it, God, I’ve got it. I’ve got enough skills, talents, ability, experience. I can do this, then God really can’t help you. But when we say, you know what, without God, we can’t do this. Lord, I need your help. Lord, I’ve made mistakes in the past. I don’t feel like I’m qualified. That’s when we humble ourselves. And that’s when God can really get involved and really help us achieve what he wants to achieve.

Carlie:

Amen. So God doesn’t throw us a throw us away just because we’ve messed up. But if we want to find out what the plan of God is for our life, it takes being in relationship with him and not just that one time. So it’d be like, okay, Lord, I’ve got the plan. Now I’m good to go. Right? I got this, Lord, and I’m away, running with it. No, to carry out that plan and to stay on the right path, we need to stay connected to God, right? Other wise, we’re going to take a wrong turn. It’s not a once and done deal.

Ashley:

In fact, in my experience, God usually shows us just one step. He just shows us the next step. And maybe you’re in that situation. He just shows you the next step of the plan for a number of reasons, probably because if he showed you the whole plan, you would try and make it happen yourself. You’d get ahead of God. Maybe it’d be so big you’d get scared and run away and get intimidated by the size of the plan by the things that God wants you to achieve for him. Whatever it is, God doesn’t usually show us lots of things at once. He will show us one step at a time. And I hear a lot of people say, actually, I don’t know the next step, but I can’t hear God or I’m not sure what God wants me to do.

Ashley:

And I always say to them, have you done the last thing God told you to do?

Carlie:

No that’s good.

Ashley:

So if you do that last thing God told you to do.

Carlie:

Then he’ll give you the next step.

Ashley:

If I told you to do this, then you get the next step. The words are a lamp, right? It’s not a flood light it’s a lamp. And as you hold a lamp and walk forward, you just get to see the next part, and the next part. God’s not necessarily going to show you the whole picture. Now I know some people have visions or they feel like God’s shown in the big picture. And I can understand that. But the details, usually God gives us little steps at a time.

Carlie:

Little bit by little bit, and I will be faithful in the little bit. Now let’s look at this. This is in our first Samuel 13. This is Saul. Saul had been crown King. Last time we talked about David being crown King. Well, Saul was God’s first choice. He had a plan for Saul’s life, but Saul would not get on with God’s plan. He wanted to do it his way. He was strong. He was mighty. He was talented. He was the original first choice as King. It wasn’t David. But look at this. This is in our first Samuel 13. And so David, he’d been, or Saul rather had been battling and different things. But in verse eight, we’re going to jump in here. He says, and he waited seven days. According to the time set by Samuel, this is Saul. He’d been given instructions by prophet Samuel, but Samuel didn’t come to Gilgal and the people were scattered from him.

Carlie:

So there they are, here’s Saul and all the people waiting for Samuel to show up. So Saul said to bring a burnt offering and peace offerings here to me and he offered the burnt offering. Now you might think, well, no big deal, right? He’s doing a good thing. Right? He’s helping God out. Problem was that was not God’s plan for Saul’s life. Saul was not cool to be a prophet. The burn offering that was Samuel’s plan. That was Samuel’s position, not Saul’s, but in his impatience. Saul, like Moses, decided to help God out a little bit and do it himself. It says now it happened as soon as he’d finished presenting the burnt offering that Samuel came. Samuel has a habit of just showing up at the most opportune moment.

Ashley:

Right at the right time, typical prophet.

Carlie:

They must’ve always dreaded Sam. He was showing up on the scene.

Ashley:

Typical prophet, here comes Samuel.

Carlie:

So here he comes. And Saul went out to meet him that he might greet him. He’s all happy and all expecting him to be pleased to see him. And Samuel said, what have you done? Oh, he’s in trouble. Saul said, well, when I saw that the people were scattered from me and that you did not come within the days appointed, I’d waited seven days, you didn’t show up, you were late. And that the Philistines had gathered together at Michmash. Then I said, the Philistines will now come down on me at Gilgal, and I have not made supplication to the Lord. Therefore I felt compelled, compelled and offered a burnt offering. Oh, you see, Saul is the one standing there and he was more concerned about the pressure from the people that are around him, than he was about following God’s plan. Man, if we’re not careful, if we take our eyes off the Lord, we can easily be convinced by a good plan, but not a God plan.

Ashley:

Circumstances or people’s opinions. And I’d always say to people, what does the Lord say? People said, well, I’m thinking about doing this, this and this because the people need me. And I had one person say, I feel like I need to start this church. And I say, why? Well, there’s so many people that rely on me.

Carlie:

There’s so much need.

Ashley:

There’s so much need. And they want me to start a church. They said to me, will you pastor this, turn this house group into a church. And will you pastor this and this and the other. And I say to them, what does the Lord say? And they say, well, I feel like it’s a good thing. No, no. What does the Lord say? It’s like for certain things, you know, these big life altering things, we have to have a word from God.

Ashley:

What does God say? What does God say about this? Saul was making excuses here, like, well, the people, and then I was worried about the,

Carlie:

It seemed like a good think to do.

Ashley:

It seems like the logical, it was logical.

Carlie:

I was honoring God.

Ashley:

It was logical. It was, you know what? The people put pressure on me and the things that they will, excuses. At the end of the day, what does the Lord say? What does God say? Are you following God’s plan? It’s so important. And you know what? I’m guilty of this. I’ve done this myself, a number of times where I’ve allowed circumstances or people’s opinions and things like that sway me rather than the word of God, rather than what God told me to do.

Carlie:

We can easily get off track if we’re listening to just good ideas rather than God ideas, and this is what Saul had done in verse 13, it says the Samuel said to Saul, you have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of your Lord, God, which commanded you. For now, the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for himself. And this is really important. He has sought for himself, a man after his own heart. And we know from reading the rest of the story, that it was David that became the next King in Saul’s place. And that is the very thing that the Lord said about David. Even though David messed up, even though he made horrible mistakes, he said, David is a man after my own heart.

Ashley:

And you think about it. You put the two stories together, last time we looked at King David and about the mistakes he had made, we know with Bathsheba and then basically a lie and murdering her husband Uriah and all these things. When you look at what David did, the mistakes David made in that incident, and then you look at the mistakes that Saul made here, the mistake Saul made. Really. If you look at it from an outside point of view, this is a far lesser mistake.

Carlie:

Right, you’d think that David’s sin is the far greater one here.

Ashley:

This is a far smaller thing. He basically did a good thing, but it was out of order and he wasn’t the right person to do it. But David definitely did something that was sinful, it’s deceptive. It was definitely bad, but you know what? God looks at the heart and this is the thing. Saul wasn’t repentant. He was making excuses. He was justifying his actions. He wasn’t looking out for God’s best. His heart wasn’t connected to God’s like David’s was. David, he was looking out for after he’d realized what he did wrong. He repented. And he was like Lord against you and you only have I sinned. When Samuel came to David, David was repentant when Samuel came to Saul, Saul started making excuses. Well, the people and you were late, come on Samuel. He was late, what’s going on here? And he was making, you see the difference? David had a heart after God. And David’s heart was right towards God, even though in the natural, his mistakes in worse than Saul’s mistakes.

Carlie:

Right. You know, this reminds me when sometimes, like I said, we will get a word from God, we make a paragraph out of it. We feel like we’ve got God’s plan. And so we go charging ahead of the plan, but then it’s like, we charging ahead and we’ve left God behind. And this reminds me of time when we were called to Bible college, actually. And everything in the natural just seemed like the worst time to make a move and go to Bible college. In fact, we’d not long just moved. Right? We got our dream house. We got our kids in great schools, actually had a fantastic job.

Ashley:

I remember, we locked in the mortgage rates, especially on the house. They said, are you planning to move in the next five years? I said, Oh no. So we got low rate locked in for five years, but that means we couldn’t sell the house in five years, there’ll be a big penalty. And then the company I was working for, I was actually contract to them. But they were basically, people made fun of me. They said, actually your under worked and overpaid.

Carlie:

It’s true.

Ashley:

But what happened was, is a long story. I won’t go into it, but I got them online on the internet when, when things just came online and what I’d done with them, I’d I brought so much success to that company. It was God’s favor on me. And I brought them success. So they really wanted to keep me, so they offered me all these bonuses to stay.

Carlie:

Lots of carrots on sticks.

Ashley:

Lots of carrots on sticks. So in the natural, it looked like it was bad timing for us to move. And in fact, I remember the owner of this company came to me in the end. He said, look, actually, we understand you want to go to Bible college. We know you want to do this, but give us two more years. If you just give us two more years and you just delay going for two more years, we’ve put this bonus together. And basically what they’d done, the owners of these companies said, we’ll pay your house off in two years. And if you just give us two more years, when you go to Bible college, you will have a paid for house.

Carlie:

That was a big mortgage.

Ashley:

You won’t have any mortgage anymore. It was a big mortgage. They’re going to pay that off just as a bonus for me giving them two extra years at that company.

Ashley:

And I remember thinking, if I don’t say no, now I’m going to get to thinking about this. And I’m going to say, I’m going to make the wrong decision and actually stay for two more years. And I think if we’d stayed in our hometown and not gone to Bible college, I don’t think we would have gone two years later. I think God’s timing for us was to go right then and there in 2006.

Carlie:

Amen.

Ashley:

And I remember saying no very quickly, because God had told me go now. So therefore, before I could consider it too much, I said, no, I really appreciate your offer, but we’re going to Bible college now. And we had to be sure about God speaking to us. So we made that decision. And praise that it worked out great.

Carlie:

And we had some opposition, we had some opposition, we had some people around us that didn’t understand. And they had all of these good ideas, but the thing was, we had a God idea. It wasn’t that what they were suggesting was bad. It was good. It was going to prosper us. It was logical, right. But it wasn’t God. And that in some ways it’s really easy to differentiate between a good idea and a bad idea, right. Night and day, but between a God idea and a good idea, that’s a little bit more challenging. And so sometimes God’s plan in our life does not make sense. It doesn’t look like it’s logical. It doesn’t look like it’s going to work out. And when we look at our own resources, the timing sometimes doesn’t look good at all.

Carlie:

And this is where we were at. And we listened to people and like, you’re going to go to Bible college. You’re going to have lots of tuition with your children as well. You’re going to basically, you’re going to have more outgoings and no income. How is that going to work? Actually, we had people say, you’re going to go to Bible college and you’re going to starve to death. You’ll move back here in a couple of months with your tail between your legs. And we had to rebuke them to their face. These were our friends, people that loved us. They were saying these things because they loved us because they were afraid for us. But at the end of the day, we’re like, we’re going to go with God. And it might not make sense, but we know because we know because we know. And so we packed up and there’s a whole long testimony in this, that one day we’ll have time to go into. There were so many miraculous events along the way that confirmed that we were on the right path. But when we made that decision, it was really just on the inside of us, we just really felt like the right thing to do. We had to let peace be our umpire. Right.

Ashley:

And it wasn’t like we was a hundred percent sure. It’s the other thing I wanted to let you know. It wasn’t like we were a hundred percent sure, I was maybe 90% sure. But now looking back, I know. Yeah, God definitely called us to get Bible school then and there. But at the time it took faith, right?

Carlie:

It did take faith.

Ashley:

We felt like it was God.

Carlie:

Every move from God. Following God’s plan takes faith.

Ashley:

That’s right. We thought it was God. And it turned out to be God, but sometimes you have to take those steps of faith and you don’t know a hundred percent until after you’ve made the decision. But once we made the decision, then those confirmations came and things worked out and we did have challenges. It wasn’t like it was smooth sailing. I’ve heard people say, if you obey God and follow God’s plan, everything’s going to turn out fine.

Carlie:

Yeah not in our experience.

Ashley:

God only as good for us. But some of these challenges, God had good for the Israelites. He said, I’ve given you the promised land, but there’s giants there. So there is still challenges to overcome. There’s still things for us to overcome, but God’s plans are good for us. And I remember making that decision to go. And at the time there was still a little bit of doubt, but we went for it. And like you said, there was people in the natural and here’s the difference. They didn’t have the word from God. We did.

Carlie:

Right, that’s good.

Ashley:

So they didn’t know. They didn’t hear God. We heard God. So from the outside, they were trying to be loving and trying to help us. Your minds were a little bit of pizza with Jesus. You know, when Jesus told the disciples, he had to die. Peter said that, Jesus, me and the lads, we’ve been talking and we think there’s another way around this. You don’t have to go to the cross. Now Jesus knew that it was God’s plan for him. So he rebuked Peter right. To get behind me because it was tempting to do it an easier way. It was tempted to go man’s way, rather than God’s way. What I say to people is, you know what, obey God and leave all the consequences to him.

Carlie:

Right. He’s big enough to handle the consequences.

Ashley:

Amen. Obey, God, leave the consequences to him.

Carlie:

That’s the walk of faith right there. And when we went to Bible college, God showed us. He set all of the little details in place. He found a school for our children. He found a house for us to live in, even down to the color of the bedrooms that the kids wanted to sleep in. He ironed out all of the little details, but even so when we actually made the move and we got to hundreds of miles away to the new town, we had obeyed God, we had followed his leading, but then it was like, we’ve made it. We’ve got to Bible college. We’re good now. Thanks God. You know, we started to kind of step out on our own a little bit because we felt like we had arrived in the promise land. And so what you were saying about there being challenges in the promised land, we were not really very well equipped for that.

Carlie:

We did not anticipate that we thought, hang on a second we’re Bible college students, we’ve made it to Bible college, we’re over the challenge. We were over the hump. Right. And really that was where the fun began. And so even though we were following God’s plan up into that point. At some point in our excitement, we got distracted. You know what? We just moved houses with three small children. We just started college. We kind of forgot in a sense that we need some income. Right? So I’m saying this now, and it’s like, how dumb could we be in still breathe?

Ashley:

Right.

Carlie:

But we thought we were going to go be spiritual. So obviously Ashley, wasn’t going to be doing, he’s selling cars and different things and the activities that made us money before. No, no. Now we were going to be students of the word now, which meant we were just going to sit and finances were going to come flowing to us and we found it didn’t really work that way.

Ashley:

I even have the scripture standards.

Carlie:

That was really good.

Ashley:

I use a scripture that’s Given to be given back to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, shall man, give into your bosom. I think it’s the King James version says, man will give into your bosom. I said, I’ve got a scripture. God, you know what? If we just stay here at Bible school man or woman. I don’t mind, it could be men or women,

Carlie:

You’ll take cash anywhere.

Ashley:

Men, or women, are just going to give into our bosom and we ain’t got to do anything. And that was not God. That was just me, running ahead of God because God said he’d provide for us. But he didn’t say provide for us by us just standing there and people just giving to us. No, he’s going to provide for us and he was going to show us how we were going to provide.

Carlie:

And that was a journey. You know, we had followed God’s plan, but in our own independence, we’d gotten off track. And eventually we’d, like David, had to come back and say, Lord, we’re a pen. You know, we followed you up to this point, but we’ve gotten off track and we need some help. And the Lord said, I have provided for you is in your house is in your hand. And he showed us by words of knowledge, where the finance is, where his provision actually was. And I’ll tell you, the end of the story is that following God’s plan, just moving to Bible college, that one example, we lived in better houses, we had a better income and we were more prosperous, and we gave more during our Bible colleges than we ever had done before. As students working part-time following God’s plan was the best thing that we could have done. And I tell you, it set us on a course for a life that hasn’t changed since, right. It set us off into ministry.

Ashley:

And I remember that just part of that was the provision part. I thought I have to be something completely different, but you know what, God will often use what’s in your hand, he’ll often use your current abilities, your current contacts, your current experience. You’ll often use that. And sometimes we’re looking for provision outside or around resources, but now God will use what’s in your hands. He’ll use what’s in your house. And I actually started a new business, but it was the same. I was using the experience I had before. And like you said, we lived a better lifestyle. I only worked a few days a week. We lived a better lifestyle and we gave more, we lived in better houses and had a better experience in Bible school than before. And you know what? That’s so God. When you put God first seek first the kingdom of God and all these things will be added to you.

Ashley:

God can look after you better than you can look after you. And that’s what we did. We said, you know what? We’re going to lay this down, Lord, we’re going to let you look after us. And you know what, praise God. We obeyed God, we didn’t do everything perfectly. But we had some of the best two years we’d ever had during Bible school. So praise God. God’s plan for you is a good plan. And you know, if you obey it and seek God, he will show you what to do. And I tell you what it’s going to be good. Amen.

Carlie:

Amen. And don’t be afraid of making mistakes. No one’s ever followed God perfectly yet. Right? But if like David and like Moses, you’re a man or woman after God’s own heart, he can make a course correction, right? As long as we keep on seeking the Lord, even when challenges come, even if we make a mistake, God is well able to get us back on course. And our end will be more glorious than that beginning.

Ashley:

Amen. That’s good. That’s good. Praise God.

Carlie:

Will you pray for the people?

Ashley:

I will. Yeah. I want to thank you for watching and you know, we’re out of time now, so we’re going to pray and we’ll be back again to finish this series, but father God, I thank you for everyone watching today. I thank you Lord, that you have good plans for them. I thank you Lord, that you have plans to prosper them and you have plans for them to do great things in your name. And Lord I thank you for everyone watching. If they feel like they’re off track, I thank you. You can get them back on track today. As soon as they turn their hearts toward you, Lord, you can put them back on track and I thank you for your love for them. I thank your love is always searching us out to have a relationship with you. And I thank you all for good things happening. I thank you for people hearing these words and putting them into action and good things are happening to them. I thank you for prosperity, for healing, for peace, provision

Carlie:

For provision that goes before us. Amen and peace. I thank you, Lord. I thank you. Only have good for us. Amen.

Ashley:

Thank you Jesus.

Carlie:

Praise God. Well, thanks for being with us. And until next time don’t just live a normal life because you know what Jesus paid for you to live the Abundant Life.

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Carlie:

Even though the timing and the logic didn’t really seem to make sense in that, in that position. God you, we’ve got to understand God sees the end from the beginning.

Ashley:

Amen.

Carlie:

And even though it might not make perfect sense and there might be really good reasons why you should do something else, go with God because he sees the end from the beginning.

Ashley:

He knows best.

Carlie:

He ultimately, he knows best.

Ashley:

God knows best [inaudible 00:28:21].

Carlie:

That’s not real deep, but it’s true.

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