In His foreknowledge of our choices, God pre-ordained our life before we were ever born (Ephesians 2:10). With our mind on this world, we are nothing more than a dead stump; yet when God fills our life, we flourish and produce fruit for God’s Kingdom (Proverbs 11:28).
When we trust in Him, and the Lord is our hope and confidence, we are truly blessed. We send our roots deep into the river of life, to sustain us through the heat and drought. We bear fruit when others are struggling just to survive (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
We find our purpose in Him as we recognize the amazing visible and the invisible attributes of God and creation (Colossians 1:16). He directs the flow of rivers (Proverbs 21:1), the leadership of nations (Romans 13:1), and the individual lives of everyone ever born (Ephesians 2:10; Job 12:10).
Obsessing over our success and our rise in this world’s order will get us nowhere. Even if we ultimately reach the top, it does not fulfill us (Romans 8:6). The more of our self that we give to God, the closer we come to finding our true fulfillment (Matthew 16:25).
The mystery of God’s truth is available for everyone to see. The pages of His Word are full of wisdom for living. God had a design for us long before our birth, and as we surrender to Him, He carries it out one moment at a time each and every day (1 Corinthians 2:7).
In Christ, we discover our true identity, our purpose, and the fulfillment that we long for in life (Ephesians 1:11). We were in His watch-care before we were ever born (Isaiah 44:2). He fulfills His purpose for us as we surrender our life to Him (Psalm 138:8).
Father God, You know us from our rising each morning to our snuggling in our comfy covers every night. In fact, You are intimately acquainted with every bone in our body. We delight in the fact of our intimate union with You; we rejoice in Your presence within us. Help us to walk in Your ways each moment of our day.
We are so glad that You rejoice over us with singing. We always want to live in such a way that we bring You glory, honor and praise. We want to fit into Your plans for our life, and to allow Your Spirit to mold us into vessels of honor for Your service. We love You with all of our heart.
Thought for the Day:
We all wonder why we are here on this planet, and we strive to find our purpose and to leave our legacy behind for others to enjoy; yet the greatest legacy we could ever pass on, to posterity and to everyone who was touched by our life, is a personal relationship with Christ.