Why did the cowboy buy a dachshund? He wanted to get a long little doggy.
1 Thessalonians 1:4 (MSG) - God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NAS) - For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
Philippians 1:6 (NAS) - For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
Psalm 48:14 - For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.
Romans 8:29 (The Voice) - From the distant past, His eternal love reached into the future. You see, He knew those who would be His one day, and He chose them beforehand to be conformed to the image of His Son so that Jesus would be the firstborn of a new family of believers, all brothers and sisters. As for those He chose beforehand, He called them to a different destiny so that they would experience what it means to be made right with God and share in His glory.
Proverbs 16:3 (NAS) - Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established.
1 Corinthians 2:7 (NEB) - His secret purpose framed from the very beginning [is] to bring us to our full glory.
Isaiah 43:19 - See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Ephesians 1:18-19 (MSG) - I ask—ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of glory—to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is he is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life he has for his followers, oh, the utter extravagance of his work in us who trust him—endless energy, boundless strength!
Romans 15:4 (ESV) - For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.