THEME: PURPOSE REDEFINED
2 Peter 1:2–8 NIV
“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
-Purpose is where and how individuals unite and embrace their perceptions and goals in concert with diverse values and objectives across their work, education, communities, ministries and area of influence. Redefining one’s life purpose is often a means to check your life trajectory in line with God’s promises, and gifts that you possess. This is possible through the grace of God and His divine power working in us. Daniel had an excellent spirit and he distinguished himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom (Daniel 6:3). Daniel believed in God and His power that worked in him, and made the king and the people of Babylon know God. God calls us to know Him more by adding goodness to our faith, knowledge to goodness, self-control to knowledge, perseverance to self control, godliness to perseverance, mutual affection to godliness and love to mutual affection. When we apply the love of God in our lives, work, families, churches, nation, calling and purpose, we are able to gain hearts of excellence and do everything with the mind of God, for the glory of His name.
Great are You Lord God Almighty, and greatly to be praised. Only You are to be feared above all gods. Yours O Lord, is the greatness, power, glory, victory and majesty. Everything that is in the heavens and the earth is Yours. Your is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. We worship You for You are great and greatly to be praised. We thank You for the gift of life and good health that You have given us. We thank You Abba Father, this far it is You. We humbly ask You to forgive us all our trespasses and heal our wounds. May You grant us discerning hearts that know You and fear You dear Lord. We ask You to grant us the spirit of excellence that we may be distinguished among men and women for the glory of Your name. May You bless the work of our hands and make us prosperous in every good work. We thank You for the rains that You continually shower us with. May You lift us from one glory to the next dear Jesus together with our families in all spheres of our lives. May You grant meaningful opportunities to theirs who are jobless. May You bless our land and make us productive in all sectors of our economy loving Father. May You fill our hearts with Your love, that we may always love You Lord and our neighbors as ourselves. We pray all this believing and trusting in Jesus mighty name. Amen
Further reading: Exodus 36:1, 1 Corinthians 13:1-8
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