Is it just me, or have you said to yourself (more than once since March 2020), “What is my purpose in life these days?”
Well, thank the Lord for his word! Today, he tells me it is all about righteous relationships.
First, though, I need a relationship with God. I need to walk after the Lord, keeping his commandments, testimonies, and statutes with all my heart and soul (2 Kings 23:3).
As my relationship grows with God, my heart and flesh cry out for the living God (Psalm 84:2). His dwelling place, I find, is lovely (Psalm 84:1). I am blessed and will ever praise him (vs 4), and I will go from strength to strength till I appear before God in Zion (vs 7).
Second, I need to have the right relationships with the people in my church and community.
I desire that I would be able to come and visit you; I yearn to meet face-to-face with you and get to know you. This means that when we come together and are side-by-side, something wonderful will be released. We can expect to be co-encouraged and co-comforted by each other’s faith! (Rom 1:10-12)
When I am right with God I can boldly say, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes” (Rom 1:16).
This is my purpose. To know God, be filled with his power and to tell people about Jesus.
And as a complete side note, when we all get to worship together again with singing and hugging, I pray it may be written of us: “Never before in the days of Foothills Alliance Church had any such Passover/church celebration been observed.” (Adapted from 2 Kings 23:22)
Prayer: Lord, I long for a righteous relationship with you and others. Thank you for reminding me of my purpose every day.
Dreamer, visionary, worshipper of God