On Purpose

1 05 2015

Yellow TulipsTeach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.  Psalm 90:12

During childhood, the days we have ahead seem as infinite as the leaves on a tall oak tree. Hopefully, this time is spent learning, developing and maturing into the individuals God crafted us to be. As we get older we begin to realize how God’s gift of another day is precious. For some of us it takes the experience of aging, illness or even the loss of a loved one to bring the value of our time on Earth into focus.

Our society is full of distraction that keeps us away from things that bring meaning to our lives. We may drift from one thing to another without real direction or authority of over our daily living. It takes a conscious effort on our part for us to live according to God’s individual purpose and calling. While it is easy to allow things that simply don’t matter to consume our time and resources, we can make the most of the opportunities God gives to us. We can live with a grateful heart. We can show love in our words and actions.   We can demonstrate forgiveness and mercy. We can honor the gift of each day living on purpose.

Equal Time

6 05 2014



Companions as we are in this work with you, we beg you, please don’t squander one bit of this marvelous life God has given us. II Corinthians 6:1 MSG

Each of us received the gift of today when we woke up this morning. Time is the great equalizer of opportunity for those who can decide how to spend our day. We each get 24 hours, 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. It is a precious gift. Paul in his letter to the Corinthians encourages us to make the most of the life that we have been given. God’s grace has allowed this time and place to arrive at our doorstep. We honor God by honoring His gift of time. Approaching today with gratitude and thanksgiving, we can ask and seek God’s guidance about maximizing this moment for His will for our lives. Turning our full attention toward Him, we can listen carefully without the distractions of noise, busyness and the crowds of people in our day. Listen and live with intention about where we are and where we need to go. He knew this day would be here. He is here to help us to see His vision for our time and moving forward in wisdom and purpose. We seek to honor God with a day well lived and a life focused on Him.

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalms 90:12 KJV