God's purpose for Your Life
God loves you and has called you to His purpose for you. However, in Romans Chapter 3, God tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We have violated God's standards such as the Ten Commandments, but God has provided a way out. Jesus Christ died for our sins. II Corinthians 6:2 tells us that today is the day of salvation. As Pastor Walls has taught from the Scriptures, there is no other name besides the name of Jesus that can save and no works can save us (John 14:6). The Bible tells us if we confess our sins to the Lord, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). We can repent of our sin with a simple prayer.
“God, I know I am a sinner. I believe Your Son, Jesus Christ, died to take my sin. I believe Jesus came back to life from death and has the power to change me. Forgive me. Come into my life. I want to live for You and follow Your Divine plan. I believe You have forgiven me, and I thank You for hearing my prayer, in Jesus’ name.” Now, be baptized, both in water and in the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38), and get into a Bible-believing church (Hebrews 10:25).
As further ways to seek the Lord:
1) Ask God to meet you with His love in a deeper walk and to open up the Bible to you.
2) Let the Holy Spirit open up your past hurts and bring healing.
3) As you grow in freedom, tell others (whether they follow Jesus yet or not!). Invite them to come to church.
4) Stay full yourself - take time for prayer and soaking in God's presence. Worship God with all your heart.
5) Finally - be joyful always for what God is doing in your life! (Philippians 4:13)
Read Mark 4:1 through 5:43
Published: Sep 20, 2017
In 1964, Bill Gaither recorded the song, “He Touched Me,” which has blessed and ministered to thousands of people. Fifty-three years later, it is still sung in churches across the country. No one, probably not even Gaither himself, realized how many people one song would touch for Christ.
Jesus said the kingdom of God is like the mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. When planted it grows and becomes the largest of all plants.
“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth. Yet when planted, it grows and becomes the largest of all garden plants, with such big branches that the birds can perch in its shade” (Mark 4:30–32).
God can take any seed we plant for His kingdom, no matter how small, and cause it to grow for His glory so that others can be blessed.
Challenge for Today: Plant seeds of faith for the kingdom of God and trust Him to grow those seeds.
Quicklook: Mark 4:30–34
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