Tag Archive | God’s purpose

God Preserves Life

If you haven’t read the remarkable story of Joseph, the son of Jacob, you should take some time to read it. Genesis 37-50

Joseph didn’t have the perfect life but all that happened to him, the good along with the bad, was to fulfill God’s purpose according to His will. And the way that Joseph accepted it is a good lesson for us all.

Joseph speaking to his brothers:

Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.
Genesis 45:5 NASB

God “sent” to preserve life. God desires to preserve life.

As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.
Genesis 50:20 NASB

who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
1 Timothy 2:4 NASB

Are you ready to let God be in control?

ūüĆĻYou have granted me life and lovingkindness; And Your care has preserved my spirit.
Job 10:12 NASB 

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

What Are You Professing?

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.         Titus 1:16 NASB

What are people in the world seeing in you? Do they see themselves? Living life in discontent, fear, greed, selfishness, pride, disobedience?

Or do they see Jesus? Contentment, peace, godliness, righteousness, giving, loving, mercy, grace, obedience – the qualities of Christ living, abiding in you?

Is God’s word planted in your heart? Is He your constant companion? Are you fully aware of His presence throughout your day? Are you clothed in His righteousness? Obedient at all cost to His will, His plan, His purpose?

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 1 John 2:4 NASB

A sure gauge, plumbline to assess ourselves. Jesus is the Truth. If He is abiding in you then obedience to God will be evident. The Holy Spirit enables us to be obedient to His word, His commandments, His will and His purpose.

Without Him we are nothing, able to do nothing. With Christ in us we are able to be content whatever the situation, be fearless in the unknown because we are secure in the One who knows all and able to be obedient.

ūüĆĻ Are others seeing Jesus in you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

“Hear, O earth: behold, I am bringing disaster on this people, The fruit of their plans, Because they have not listened to My words, And as for My law, they have rejected it also.” Jeremiah 6:19 NASB

Events in the Bible are unfolding right before our eyes. God speaks through His word. He speaks truth, His desire and instruction for mankind. But if we do not spend time in His word we live a misdirected life. We live “The fruit of their (our) plans”. We reject God when we are not living by His standard found in His word.

“Go, inquire of the Lord for me and for those who are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book which has been found; for great is the wrath of the Lord which is poured out on us because our fathers have not observed the word of the Lord, to do according to all that is written in this book.”
thus says the Lord, “Behold, I am bringing evil on this place and on its inhabitants, even all the curses written in the book which they have read in the presence of the king of Judah. Because they have forsaken Me and have burned incense to other gods, that they might provoke Me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore My wrath will be poured out on this place and it shall not be quenched.”
2 Chronicles 34:21, 24‭-‬25‭ NASB/
2 Kings 22:13, 16‭-‬17‭ NASB

It is not my intent to bring doom and gloom, but to bring your heart back to a personal, intimate relationship with God so you may be strengthened to fulfill His plan, His will, His purpose. God’s blessing will be upon you.

Because your heart was tender and you humbled yourself before God when you heard His words against this place and against its inhabitants, and because you humbled yourself before Me, tore your clothes and wept before Me, I truly have heard you,” declares the Lord.
2 Chronicles 34:27/2 Kings 22:19

ūüĆĻHe is listening. Spend time in prayer. Spend time in His word. Ask God to increase your faith.

Here is an encouraging word:

‘Do you not fear Me?’ declares the Lord . ‘Do you not tremble in My presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, An eternal decree, so it cannot cross over it. Though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they cannot cross over it. Jeremiah 5:22 NASB

He tells the waves how far they can go! He is in full control of all that is happening in your life. He can be trusted. Will you surrender to His will today?

Gifted

¬†‚ÄúSee, I have called by name Bezalel, the¬†son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah.¬†I have¬†filled him with the Spirit of God in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all¬†kinds of¬†craftsmanship,¬†to¬†make artistic designs for work in gold, in silver, and in¬†bronze,¬†and in the cutting of stones¬†for settings, and in the carving of wood, that he may work in all¬†kinds of¬†craftsmanship.¬†And behold, I Myself have¬†appointed with him¬†Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and in the hearts of all who are¬†skillful I have put¬†skill, that they may make all that I have commanded you:¬†the tent of meeting, and¬†the ark of testimony, and¬†the¬†mercy seat upon it, and all the furniture of the tent,¬†the table also and its¬†utensils, and the¬†pure gold lampstand with all its¬†utensils, and¬†the altar of incense,¬†the altar of burnt offering also with all its¬†utensils, and¬†the laver and its stand,¬†the¬†woven garments as well, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons,¬†with which to carry on their priesthood;¬†the anointing oil also, and the¬†fragrant incense for the holy place, they are to make¬†them¬† according to all that I have commanded you.‚ÄĚ — Exodus 31:2-11

Do you have a special skill or talent? Where do you suppose you got it from? Are you thankful to God for it? Are you using it for His purpose? For His glory?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon