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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Distinct Purpose

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

In a few months, our family will be blessed with another grandchild.  We are so excited that a little bundle of joy is coming our way!  Although this news was a big surprise to us, there is no doubt in my mind that God knew this baby before he/she was ever formed.  Based on Jeremiah 29:11 above, we know that God has a plan and purpose for this precious child. That fact alone, gives peace and keeps us free from anxiety over the "What ifs?"

I love the following quote from Anne Graham Lotz: "The crowning jewel of Creation was man himself. He was created for a distinct purpose. If the purpose is lived out, life is fulfilling. If the purpose is rejected or ignored, life will never be what it was meant to be. We need to fit into the Creator's original design, plugging into the power source - our relationship with Him - if our lives are to be what they were meant to be."

My prayer for our new grandchild and for each one of us is that we would intentionally and purposefully plug into the power source God made available for us through our relationship with Jesus Christ, and that we will be able to live out His purpose in our daily lives.

As children of a Creator who has great purpose for us, and loves us more than we will ever know, are we living purposefully for Him each day?  Do we fit into His original design for us?  Good questions to think about and more importantly, to pray about.

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