Thought for the Day – 31 August 2017

 

Thought for the Day

Does knowing and understanding God’s purpose for you motivate you to change anything in your life?

Knowing our ultimate purpose and having God reveal His plan to us should change everything! It should change every step that we take. It should cause us to walk in His Light,  taking every step into consideration and living every day with that great purpose in mind.

It should change how we look at and use our time. That level of change requires allowing God to be Lord and Master over every aspect of our life. It means there aren’t any areas of life we hold back from God. It means we dedicate enough of our time to prayer and Bible study and not allow outside distractions to get in our way. It means we diligently study His Word to find out how He expects us to live, and then we do it.

Part of God’s intent as we walk His way of life is that we redeem the time that we find ourselves wasting and dedicate it instead to living according to God’s purpose.

When you understand God’s purpose for your life, it should give you a sense of urgency that motivates you to change –  not later, not tomorrow, not sometime, but beginning right now. God doesn’t leave us powerless in this effort. He’s given us direction and a path to follow to reach our ultimate purpose.

And as we negotiate through life, if we watch our step and walk with purpose, avoid dangerous spiritual pitfalls, and allow God’s direction to guide us, we’ll be led down that right path. We’ll find our destination. We’ll live out His purpose.

But we must not wait to start. We need to be on that path right now. The time is now to make God our highest priority and to follow His way!

The time is now to take advantage of the wonderful opportunity God is offering us at this very moment. The time is now to change and make God’s purpose  our  purpose. Don’t put it off any longer. God is calling us to change our life – right now!

 

About Ephraim J. Stockwell

Ephraim J. Stockwell, Born 30 May 1926 in Howell, Michigan, USA; Grew up on a farm in Uniontown, Pennsylvania; Served in Army during WW2 in European Theater of Operations; College in West Virginia, majoring in Physics and Electronic Engineering; Employed by NASA Headquarters, Wash. D.C. as Head of Network Operations (Retired), Husband of Joan Morgan Stockwell, father of 3 sons; Jack, Mark and Rick; Family includes 17 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
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