Monday, October 11, 2010

Live on purpose

Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Nice and cool again this morning, with a touch of morning fog. Perfect! I saw one neighbor just heading home after his morning walk, and another walking his dog by the house. We exchanged waves, just to be neighborly, but I don't know the dog-walkers name.

After a wonderful and moving worship service yesterday, I stayed for the picnic at the church and then headed home to change and rest for the evenings activities. Not much rest, though, since I was watching the Rays win...takes a lot of energy to cheer them on! Then I enjoyed a friend's birthday party for an hour and left to get ready for a concert with Brian.

We went to the Fla. Orchestra concert at Ruth Eckerd Hall and got there early for the talk by the Maestro himself, Thom Wilkins. There was standing room only in the room and people were bringing in extra chairs, but we were left standing, until a very kind man gave up his seat for me. Brian had to stand. But, anyway, we saw Thom coming down the stairs, and after smooches and hugs, chatted with him briefly. The concert was wonderful, and it was a full day with lots of blessings! God is good!

From the little devotional book Knowing God:

God chose you to be his people, so I urge you now to live the life to which God called you.
Ephesians 4:1 NCV

Life is best lived on purpose. And purpose, like everything else in the universe, begins with God. Whether you realize it or not, God has a plan for your life, a divine calling, a direction in which He is leading you. When you welcome God into your heart and establish a genuine relationship with Him, He will begin, in time, to make His purposes known.

Sometimes, God's intentions will be clear to you, other times, God's plan will seem uncertain at best, But even on those difficult days when you are unsure which way to turn, you must never lose sight of these overriding facts: God created you for a reason. He has important work for you to do, and He's waiting patiently for you to do it.

And the next step is up to you.

{I beg you do not squander life
And don't live for this world only} Billy Graham

- Today's Prayer-

Lord, You've got something You want me to do-help me to figure out exactly what it is. Give me Your blessings and lead me along a path that is pleasing to, tomorrow, and forever.

I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!

Love and hugs,