Many of us came to Christ from a life of sin, addiction, and generally worthless behavior – some of it is too embarrassing to even mention here. I can relate, since that describes my former life as well. When we look back we seemed to have been wandering in a hopeless wasteland with no one to guide us, or lead us out.
However, after the Spirit of Christ entered our hearts and lives we learned to pray and trust in the LORD; we now ask Him to guide us in everything we do. Prayer gives us hope, purpose, and encouragement. It gives us a new positive direction in life. As we pray, the Spirit of God flows through our inner being and empowers us to follow a new direction.
We discover that prayer plays a central part in our spiritual growth, so we set aside a particular time each day to pray, establishing an important pattern. In this quiet time, we talk to God – either silently or aloud. We share our thoughts and concerns, our feelings, and our day with Him. Because He is our heavenly Father who loves us, we feel comfortable to talk to Him about anything.
Everyday we ask, “Lord, what would you have me do today?” and “Please give me the power to live this new life and carry out Your perfect will.” By simply doing that, we find the direction we always lacked before, and the supernatural strength and wisdom to fulfill God’s purposes for us in Christ. Prayer is the key to the “abundant and satisfying life” Jesus freely offers in John 10:10.
The very meaning of our existence can only be discovered through a personal relationship with God in prayer. Without God, we suffer in ignorance of our own value and significance. Without God, we fall prey to the devil’s evil illusion that our lives don’t matter, and we have no purpose or impact on the world around us.
Learning to pray for purpose becomes logical. We set aside some quiet time each day to talk with our loving Father and Lord Jesus Christ, asking for His direction and the ability to act upon it.
May Christ give you a fresh vision for your purpose in your life today.
- Luis Joseph Castle
4Jesus Life Ministries
Heavenly Father, I pray that you would remind me that you have an abundant and satisfying life for me. I ask that you give me a fresh vision for your purpose for my life. I ask that you open my eyes, my ears, my heart, and my mind to Your personal plans for me that I can live out my purpose and destiny. Remove anything from my life that hinders me from discerning Your vision. I pray that you would draw me closer to You. Please reveal to me what I need to do to avoid running wild and aimless, but rather to remain stable and focused on Your perfect will for me. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.
“The thief [the devil] comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I [Jesus Christ] came that you may have life and have it abundantly.” – John 10:10
“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
“For in Him [Jesus Christ] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” – Colossians 1:16
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” – Ephesians 2:10
Tags: #Prayer #GodsPurpose #Will #Destiny #InChrist
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