Saturday, October 7, 2017

Living with Purpose...

Good morning my sister warriors-

That's how I'm going to greet my fellow sisters from now on. We are a tribe under one ruler, God.  We are part of the 12 tribes and we are His. I've been thinking about the tribes and how each tribe impacted where we are today.  And that led me to the belief that we are a tribe of women warriors praying to our God on behalf of men, women and children everywhere.

I believe that our heart searches for God and feels empty until we say yes. And I've come to believe that we search for our purpose in the same way.  In the Bible our purpose is stated but we all seem to glean over it as if we never saw it.  God gives us our direction in the Lord's prayer and in some of Jesus' last words.  We are to pray to the Father that His kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven. And then, he commands us to spread His word among the nations, to EVERY nation. Hmmm. Pretty clear, don't you think?

Instead, we flounder, wonder, get depressed, search for material possessions, money, careers and success in this world, or at least that's what I've done.  No wonder I have felt anxious, often restless and drained by the world. It really stems from me and the purpose I was created for. Somewhere along the way I lost the true meaning of my life on earth.  Have you?

Thank goodness we have time to change it.  This past weekend was one of the most tragic in our history.  One random man, shot and killed 58 people with more lying in the hospital fighting for their lives. Men protected women, saved people, walked miles to deliver a purse and illustrated true compassion, valor and purpose.  The blood is washed off but the people that lived those moments will never forget.  In another part of the world, our Green Berets were ambushed and 5 men died protecting this country.  Time is precious, wouldn't you agree?

We have purpose.  We are one tribe under Jesus Christ. We have power beyond our imaginations. We have PRAYER, THE WORD, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. We have purpose. We must reach inside and continually ask God what we need to do to be His hands and feet.  What is one thing you know God has been calling you to do today that you haven't done. Are you scared of the outcome?  I'm right there with you. I put myself on the line every time I step behind this keyboard. We have to be brave, we have to fight and we have to band together. We must start today.  Time is running out and I don't want to stand before Him with the wish I would have done that for You Lord. I want to stand before Him knowing I heard His call and did the very best I could.

Be one with me. Pray with me. Petition with me. Spread the word with me. We can no longer sit around and hope someone else does it. It's our time! He has given us the power, let's use it.

John 10:27-28

27My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me. 28I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them out of My hand.…

Dear Jesus,

As I write today,  I repent for always looking for my purpose and thinking I don't have one. I do. I'm to pray and ask that Your kingdom come.  May Your kingdom come Lord. May we believe it will and that You have plans to do exactly what you've said.  Help my tribe to become warriors of You, to fight from their beds, in their homes, behind their computers and in the midst of the unsaved, lost and hurting. Give us courage to stand up, to fight for  women, men and children with one purpose to spread Your Word. I come before You today a sinner who is finding purpose in spreading Your word. May Your will be done on earth. In Jesus Name!

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