Glory Seed Devotional’s, 2018 Anticipating the Spiritual Jesus the Prelude to Life
You are an unrepeated miracle created with a purpose…
One of my favorite bible verses is aimed at keeping our lives in true perspective. “For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.” (Romans 12:3, CSB) For me, a partial introvert it doesn’t go quite far enough, “Everyone among you not to think of himself LOWER then he should think.” For many years I felt I was “lower class” because I was a “blue collar factory worker”, but when I began allowing Jesus a bigger share of my heart I began to think again. When I started taking Jesus to work with me I began telling myself “With Jesus I am who I am, but I am not all that I can be.”
Lisa Singh in her book Created on Purpose for Purpose: Becoming God’s Masterpiece write. “Life is more than just passing through to get to a better place; even though that will be the end result, we have to believe that life is much more, and that the reason we were put on the earth is not to do time or to buy time but accomplish something with the time we have been given. We have to arrive at a place in our lives where we are convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt that we have been created on purpose for purpose!”*
Discovering the purpose of our lives is directly connected with who we experience ourselves to be. One of the purposes we’ve been created for is to not shrink into obscurity but to take our rightful place next to Jesus at the forefront of the 2018 Jesus movement as a shining light and shed our light on the pathway leading to eternal life. As I see it the ultimate purpose for each of us is summed up in one four letter word: LOVE. Genesis tells us we were created in the image and likeness of God, therefore isn’t that our greatest calling/purpose to Love as God Loves?
With Jesus in your heart you can be more than you can be!
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” **
Grace and PEACE,
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*Singh, Lisa. Created on Purpose for Purpose: Becoming God’s Masterpiece (Kindle Locations 108-111). Inspirations by Lisa. Kindle Edition.
Scripture quotations marked CSB have been taken from Christian Standard Bible, Copyright 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible and CSB are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.
** John 14:6, CSB