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Finding the great purpose of your life

December 2, 2009

But Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself…

--Daniel 1:8

Every Christ-follower who has been used by God has had one thing in common: They have lived with great purpose. You and I can see this truth throughout the Scripture.

For instance, in today's verse we can see that Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself. He wanted to remain holy before God. And many would do well to adopt this great purpose in life today!

When the apostle Paul wrote about his great purpose, he said, "That I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead" (Philippians 3:10-11).

Paul's great purpose was not only to know Jesus in his life and death, but also in his "resurrection from the dead." This means that one of your great purposes in life should be the hope of eternity with Christ Jesus! 

So let me ask you, have you found your great purpose? Are you living for something bigger and greater than yourself?

There is no greater purpose than to know God, to follow him, and to serve him! If you have not made this decision, I urge you to make it today. Make God the great purpose of your life. Settle it today and let it be done.


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