Writing for five unedited minutes on the prompt Purpose, for katemotaung.com.
I have heard our two-fold purpose as Christians is to glorify God and introduce others to him.
At this point in my life, I want to bear greater fruit for his glory.
I also want to share my fruit with others, so they can taste the sweet life of belief.
I am waiting for God to make a big reveal this week.
The results of a writing contest I entered in early January should be announced in the next 24 hours.
A range of feelings has gripped me in the past eight weeks. First, excitement. Then impatience. Then elation, anxiety, and doubt. Close to the end, a strange mixture of hope, fear, and readiness for it all to be over. I’ve been waiting with a bundle of emotions for the past 52 days.
A huge storm system hit my area last night, claiming the lives of two people.
I was up late, watching some results of a contest I entered.
As I watched the Facebook photos roll in of scary-big hail and overturned vehicles, I turned to Psalm 18, the psalm which carried me through so many hard times in the past.
April 15 is already staring me in the face, and its stare is menacing.
My husband’s construction company had a banner year in 2016, but that translates into a much higher tax bill this April. As in, four times what we normally pay. Four times the amount I’ve saved up. A crazy-big check equal to my entire income last year.
Day 20, Week 3: God’s Will (Clay Pot)
Today’s scripture passage:
In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1:11-12 NIV
Today’s verse shows us the ultimate purpose of God’s will – that we might glorify him. God receives glory when I follow him in ways that make no sense to the world, or even to people I love. God receives glory when I discipline my children rather than letting things slide, because his will is for my children to be respectful and productive. God receives glory when I keep writing in addition to working full-time, because I use the talents he’s given me. As long as I conform my life to his purposes, I bring him glory.
How can you give God glory by conforming to his purposes?