Verse of the Day
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. [NIV] Micah 6:8
In an interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, Rick said: People ask me, what is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants us to be with Him in Heaven. One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be the end of my body– but not the end of me. I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the warm-up act – the dress rehearsal. God wants us to practice on earth what we will do forever in eternity. We were made by God and for God, and until you figure that out, life isn’t going to make sense. My prayer today is that for those who still haven’t figured out their life’s purpose that the Spirit of God will reveal Himself to them speedily in Jesus name. #Devotional #Verseoftheday #Bible #PurposeOfLife
Verse of the Day
God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace. [NLT] 1 Peter 1:2
Isn’t it wonderful to know that before we existed, we were loved, cherished and loved, and as a consequence of all the aforementioned, we were chosen? And because He chose us, God made us Holy (regardless of how bad things were in our lives) through His Holy Spirit. And because of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, we were transformed into children who are obedient to the WORD of God, and most importantly our lives now have meaning because we have been cleansed by the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Isn’t all this knowledge wonderful to your soul? I don’t think I could have lived a life where nothing made sense, a life devoid of purpose, a life devoid of Christ. Thank you Lord for Jesus! Thank you God for the Holy Spirit! That you Lord for your grace and peace without which I probably would have given up on life a long time ago! The Knowledge of your love for me gives me hope, gives me assurance, gives me a certainty that my life is worth living! Hallelujah, may your name be praised forever more. #Verseoftheday #PeterChallenge
As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things. [NIV] Ecclesiastes 11:5
There’s no point in trying to understand what might be happening around you, or rather why certain things happen/are happening to you, such as the momentary setback, the great deal of work/goals that still need to be attained. But rather focus on the fact that God the maker of all things, whose ways can never be understood, has told you He has great thoughts/plans for you, that means you do have a good and glorious future and everything will work out GREAT. Whatever you may be going through is only a glitch in God’s plan for you, but it won’t stop you from getting to your glorious destiny. You were created for a good purpose and that’s all that matters!
Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. [ESV] Psalm 139:16
During the embryogenesis of you, as your cells divided and replicated to form a ball that later became an embryo that became a foetus that became you, God was there watching, writing out how every day of your life would be even before you were born / lived them. Yes life happened and at worst became so chaotic, that it made you wonder, if indeed God had pre-planned a life of wonderfully fulfilled purposes for you, what happened? The fact that you know now, that the chaotic mess you’ve found yourself in wasn’t in the original plan of the good life that was pre-planned for you by God; you can turn the turmoil to your advantage. Since you know you were not created and purposed to live a life of pain, shame, ruin and disgrace, but a successful life, then don’t let anyone keep beating you down with barrages of negativity. You are not a nonentity, nor are you worthless or useless. Now go and get your life back! You were created for greatness, not mediocrity or ordinariness. Ask the Lord Jesus to help you retrace your steps back to the path He predestined before you were formed to live and He will. Live it well to His glory!