Dear Precious Friends,
As we embrace the gift of a new day may we remember our purpose. May we stay grounded in truth which only comes from God's word. Throughout the day I find my heart wandering to all sorts of purposes, some good, and some bad. But every day life teaches us that the one purpose that leads us to the greatest measure of life and joy, is the pursuit of God. Not the pursuit of religion, but the authentic pursuit of relationship. May the Holy Spirit reveal within us the true reason we were created, and guide us down the path of purpose today in His presence.
Our Scripture for today comes from John 15:16 and reminds us of our purpose. As much as life will try to take our eyes off of God's plan for us, may we remain in Him and stand firm in our faith.
God has a better purpose for our lives than we could ever find in the world. He has a purpose so great, so powerful, and so lasting that when we get a glimpse of it, we will forever be changed. God has a page in his grand narrative written just for you, to use you to make a unique and eternal impact on the earth.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Let us not miss the importance of what God would reveal to us today because we’ve heard something before. Instead, let’s dive in deeper and see what God’s word would reveal to us about that purpose. In John 15:16 Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide.” You are chosen by God. You aren’t secondary to someone else in God’s kingdom. He has formed you and chosen you to “go and bear fruit.” And Jesus desires that our fruit would “abide.” He has chosen you and I to make a lasting impact on the earth.
Let's go out and live this truth.
Source: God's word, Holy Spirit, First 15 devo.