Tuesday Devotional:1 Kings 9:1-9

joy

Read 1 Kings 9:1-9

God’s desire for us is that we thrive.  God’s desire for us is that we thrive. He wants us to maximize our potential.  He has designed us for a purpose and his desire is that we fulfill that purpose.  We were not created merely to exist.  We were created to be used within the patchwork of God’s holy creation to reveal the glory of our Father in Heaven.  God created us out of love and there is no greater joy for our Father in Heaven than when he sees us thriving in his name and building his kingdom here on Earth.  God knows your passions.  He knows your talents.  He knows your interests.  You have them because he planted the seeds for all of them in the beginning.  His desire is that we submit our lives to King Jesus allowing him to anoint these passions, talents and interests by the power of the Holy Spirit to reveal his glory in this world.  We were created to create.  We were created to achieve.  We were created to succeed.  But all for the glory of the living God.  All for the glory of the name above all names.  The name that will reign forever and ever, Jesus.  Upon meeting Jesus Christ our lives should be renewed by the desire to serve our Father in Heaven and obey his commands and precepts.  However, the colors and details that bring life to the mosaic of obedience and service are bound in the act of creation.  We were given hands and feet to achieve.  We were given a mind to create.  But all for the glory of that holiest of names, Jesus.  His name is stamped on the work of our hands and mind.  It is his beauty and majesty revealed in all of our creations.  We are his finest creation and all of our creations merely reflect the Creator.  It is all about him.  So Christian, Go!  Create!  Achieve!  Succeed!  In the name of Jesus, Move! This is your purpose.  This is why you’re here.  You were created to engage in the act of creation alongside our Father in Heaven and his joy will be yours because the Spirit of his son Jesus is with us to the very end of the age.

Colossians 3:23-24

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

One comment

  1. Love it, so much truth here! May we all find ourselves joining up in partnership with our Senior Partner, impacting the precious lives in his creation… the way he has designed for us.

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