Monday, January 2, 2017

living with purpose

A friend shared this:

5 things Jesus commanded us to do in no uncertain terms (Mt10:8): help the sick, awaken the lifeless, embrace the rejected, care for the mentally ill, and give freely. Mission 2017 from Leonard Sweet

Matthew 10:8  NLT
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!

Our purpose is clear.  Our church has continually known that is our goal and why we are alive.  We’ve got to make individual decisions to fulfill the purpose God has given us, but we also have a choice to be part of the bigger cause together, the church, and doing what God has called us to do as a team.  We can get more done, serve more people and see the kingdom of God get stronger together. 

What will we do to make sure that living with purpose is important to us?  The easiest way to live with purpose is to spend time with the one who gives us our purpose, and that person is God.  Let His word fill you/  Spend time there every day.

Colossians 3:16  NASB
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

There are resources ahead of us to grab on to.  What we treasure is what we will hold on to tightest.  God offers what we need, and He desires to fill our lives and fuel our lives with real purpose

Revelation 3:18  NASB
I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see.

Make this new year count for you and for those around you.  Live with purpose!

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