Memorize: And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
Devotional Reading: Matthew 25:14-30
Your existence is not an accident, you are created for a purpose.
A purpose driven life is one that sets out to identify and fulfil the purpose why you are created. Everyone is created for a purpose, and fulfilment in life only comes from living that purpose. The different circumstances, tests and trials come to you according to the purpose of your existence. Romans. 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose”
God created us in His image after His likeness for His own purpose, one of the major purposes God has created you is to Worship Him. Worship is our first responsibility to God, Rev. 4:11 says ” Thou are worthy, O Lord to receive glory and Honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created” God created us for His own pleasure and if we don’t recognize this purpose, we cannot live a fulfilled life.
Another purpose is to Love our neighbours, especially members of the household of faith. Apostle Paul in Hebrews 13:1; admonishes us – “Let brotherly love continue” when you are born again, there’s a transition from the world’s family into God’s family which also includes love for our family. In God’s family love is the principle, “Christian Love” In Matthew 22:37-40; Jesus set out the two greatest commandments; “Love the LORD thy God, and Love your neighbour”
Following Christ is not just a matter of believing alone but also includes belonging and learning to love the family of God. 1 John 3:14, Romans 15:7
God loved us from the beginning, and He continued to show us great love, that was why He gave His only son Jesus as a ransom for our sin. John 3:16; For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believe in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life. If God can demonstrate such degree of love, He is saying we should also replicate His love and extend it unto other people around us, especially to members of the household of faith, whatever gifts or talents God has deposited in you is not to benefit you alone but everyone around you, just as others were given abilities for one another. We were not blessed to be called blessed for ourselves, but blessing others is the reason why we are blessed. 1 Peter 4:10-11
God does not want you to keep His love and purpose secret, so another purpose is to tell others about the saving grace of Christ and His love for mankind. If anyone neglects his/her primary purpose, on the last day, we will all explain how we spent our lives, some people might be cast into the lake of fire for not fulfilling their primary purpose. Matthew. 25:1-13 may you and I not be cast away on the last day in Jesus name.
I pray for you today, that the power of God will help you fulfil your purpose in life and accomplish your destiny in the name of Jesus.
Prayer point: O Lord, please help me seek and depend on you daily, in Jesus name.
Key Dose: God draw near to those that draw near unto him.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
In His Presence Christ Tabernacle