Your purpose for today
October 21, 2009
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.
American theologian Fredrick Buechner once said, "Purpose is the place where your deep gladness meets the world's need." Isn't this a wonderful statement?
You see, God didn't put us here on earth to take up space, or just to fulfill our own plans. No! We have a mission. He has put you and me here to work with him to fulfill his purposes… ones that will count for all eternity.
As Christ-followers, we should never experience a boring or insignificant day. Each new day takes on a sense of meaning and purpose. The psalmist understood this. He wrote, "This is the day that the LORD has made; … rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalm 118:24).
Today matters! The Lord has called you to amazing opportunities to work with him to meet the needs of those he puts in your path.
So if you are a teacher, pour your heart into the lives of your students! Your influence can change generations to come. If you're a construction worker, build with excellence. You don't work for a boss, but to please God.
You are a servant of Christ, so serve him with all of your heart, might, and strength! When you do this, your service will last for eternity.
THE LORD HAS CALLED YOU TO AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK WITH HIM TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THOSE HE PUTS IN YOUR PATH.
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham