Archive for January 31st, 2023

God’s Purpose for You


Written by John North, a contemporary evangelist and team leader at Ambassadors for Christ International-Australia.

God has a purpose for you. He’s at work in this world and he wants to work through you. We like to talk about how God blesses us, answers our prayers, enables us, and loves us. As long as “us” is the keyword, we love that. But at the heart of all life in this universe is the God who created it. Life, even your life, is not about you. It’s about God. When you encounter someone, don’t think of how they make you feel or what they can do for you. Rather, ask yourself and God why God put you in that conversation and what his purpose might be through you in that person’s life. Sometimes we think that the only way God wants to speak through us is when we share the gospel. But both before and after a person turns to Christ, there are other ways God wants to use us in their lives. Make yourself available to God and see what he does with you!


Written by Betty Scott Stam (1906-1934), an American Christian missionary to China, who was executed with her husband during the Chinese Civil War.

Lord, I give up my own plans and purposes, all my own desires, hopes and ambitions, and I accept Your will for my life. I give up myself, my life, my all, utterly to You, to be Yours forever. I hand over to Your keeping all of my friendships; all the people whom I love are to take second place in my heart. Fill me now and seal me with Your Spirit. Work out Your whole will in my life at any cost, for to me to live is Christ. Amen.

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