Into week 4 of The Purpose Driven Life. I hope this fourth purpose has the same impact on us as the other three seem to have made.
Don't forget that there are no prayer meetings this week in order to give people time to meet in Life Groups and continue processing all that God is saying to us. Instead we'll be having a combined prayer meeting for Hope08 at St Michael's Church, Warfield at 8pm on Thursday 28th February. Life Groups are free to meet on the Wednesday of that week, but I'd love to have a big crowd of us there on the Thursday, so please plan to come along if you can.
Hope you're having a great Monday and have a really good week.
You were put on earth to make a contribution!
“It is God himself who made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago he planned that we should spend these lives in helping others.” Ephesians 2:10 (LB)
You were created to serve God. “God has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10b (TEV) These “good deeds” are your service to the world. Whenever you serve others in any way, you are actually serving God and fulfilling one of your purposes.
You were saved to serve God. Have you ever wondered why God doesn’t just immediately take us to heaven the moment we accept his grace? Once you are saved, God intends to use you for his goals. God has a ministry for you in his church and a mission for you in the world.
You are called to serve God. The Bible says, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NLT) Each of us has a role to play, and every role is important.
You are commanded to serve God. The mature follower of Jesus stops asking, “Who’s going to meet my needs?” and starts asking, “Whose needs can I meet?” Do you ever ask that question? One day God will compare how much time and energy we spent on ourselves compared with what we invested in serving others.