Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Living With Purpose

It seems that God often communicates at deep levels with me at the tail end of the day. It might be that I'm not very good at paying attention during the daytime when life seems to happen at full throttle. Thus, I sit here, while most of the family sleeps, with my mind weaving in and out of life's purposes and praying for God's perspective and wisdom.

An hour ago, I wrapped up a discussion with Jenny concerning God's purpose for our lives. When we have these discussions, I love how Jenny always points me back to Christ, His Word, and communication with our Father. She is the greatest asset God has given me apart from Himself. I am so thankful for her...words are lacking.

Jenny and I are not content to simply be "positive" influences to those we meet and know (especially our children). We long to be people who, by God's grace and power, influence others toward life changing decisions to pursue and serve Christ passionately.

For some, that may mean we ask a genuine, but challenging question. For others, encouragement from God's Word. Still others, a life well lived in their presence or service. Whatever the specific situation may be, I pray that we would not casually squander our moments by settling for superficial conversations about busy schedules and nasty weather.

Too often we have wasted our moments. Too frequently we have taken the "easier" road. And too much we have missed the joy of helping someone surrender their life to Christ.

Father, please don't let us miss another opportunity with our children or with our friends, family, and acquaintances. Let Your heart's desire be our joy.

Not much else really seems to matter in the context of eternity and the Hope of all mankind, Jesus. Let us eagerly prepare for the celebration of the empty tomb and the defeat of sin and death.

1 comment:

Beautiful Mess said...

That is awesome perspective.

Thank you!