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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...


 

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July 20, 2011 - Purpose

By Greg Ebie

Do you ever find yourself just floundering, struggling with a total lack of purpose and motivation? We all do from time to time. Maybe, just maybe, the real cause of our struggle to get moving in a purposeful direction is that we focus on ourselves and what we want. I’m thankful the Lord has given us a reason for being that is greater than ourselves, and I’m glad He is faithful to remind me of His purpose for my life even on days when I’m floundering.

“I, the Lord, have called you to demonstrate my righteousness. I will take you by the hand and guard you, and I will give you to my people, Israel, as a symbol of my covenant with them. And you will be a light to guide the nations. You will open the eyes of the blind. You will free the captives from prison, releasing those who sit in dark dungeons” (Isaiah 42:6,7, NLT).

Put simply, God lets me share in His purpose and plan. God wants to show the world His righteousness through my life; He wants to prove His unfailing promise of love and mercy. The Lord wants my life to be a light shining in the darkness to offer hope and direction to those who are lost. Through me, God wants to give sight to the blind and freedom to those in bondage. No doubt about it, God’s purpose for my life is bigger than I am (and His purpose is the same for you, too).

God not only gives us a purpose, but He has also promised to protect and sustain us as we fulfill His desire for our lives. Even when the day is dreary, God will lift our spirits to bring His love and life to those around us. So despite life’s storms, I’ll keep smiling with God’s love overflowing from my heart.

— D. Greg Ebie is senior pastor of Praise Assembly of God in Garrettsville, Ohio, and an author of Daily Bread devotionals.

 

 

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