Posted by: peebles | June 3, 2014

Romans 1:1 (NIV) ~ Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God.

1 ~ A Divine beginning.

Each and every one of us who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior is born-again (John 3:5-7) through the washing of rebirth and renewal of the Holy Spirit (Titus 3:5). We each experience the same joy of having our sins forgiven, and the joy of becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus. We all have the joy of having our names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. We all start with the same beginning and we all have the same goal. We all serve, worship and love the Lord Jesus Christ and we all experience a sovereign beginning in God. For Just as Jesus was born as a result of a promise of God, so are everyone of us who accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

2 ~ A Divine purpose.

One of the first prayers we learn is the Lord’s Prayer, which can be found in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-5. The prayer starts with these words,

“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

In those first few lines we are asking for His will to be done in our lives, not our own. We are asking God to have His way in us, so we may say as Jesus said in Luke 2:49 (NKJV)And He said to them, ‘Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?’” Therefore, we must also be about our Father’s business. There has to be a spiritual awakening of our purpose, our heavenly destiny. We must be awakened inside to know our calling, which is to be about our Father’s business, which is to preach the gospel, to save the lost, to restore the backslider, heal the sick, feed the poor, free those who are oppressed of the devil and move in the power of the Holy Spirit, in His awesome, powerful name. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:10(NIV) For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Each and every one of us have been set apart unto God, to fulfill our calling in serving the Lord. So each and every one of us can help bring in an end-time harvest of souls.

We must grow and mature in the things of God.

We must allow God to shape us and mould us into what He sees we can be. 

There is no glory without suffering,

There is no character without pain,

There is no reward without cost. 

3 ~ A Divine destination.

The Bible says in John 16:28 (NIV) from the very lips of Jesus Himself, “I came from the Father and entered the world; now I am leaving the world and going back to my Father.” Jesus knew where He had come from, He knew why He came and He knew where He is going. One day very soon, we will all go to our Father in heaven. Jesus said John 16:33 (NIV), “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart I have overcome the world.” 

We may be in this world, but we are divinely not of this world. We have a commission from Jesus to go into all the world and preach the gospel, preach the good news about Jesus Christ, the crucified, glorified, risen Savior of the world. Then one day when our work here is done, we will go to be with the Lord in heaven. 

In the words of an old hymn by J.M. Black:

Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,

Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care.

For when the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there! 

My friend, let us be so grateful to God for our divine beginning. Let us know why He has called us. Let us know that we are all born for a purpose, and we are to live life on purpose for Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God , in the power of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, one day soon and very soon, we will go to see the King, our King Jesus Christ, the Savior of our souls, in the beautiful city of God. 

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


Responses

  1. I so much enjoy your daily devotionals and meat from the precious Word of God . God bless you my friend for your efforts to put out the saving gospel of Christ Jesus.


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