Thursday, April 28, 2011

Living A Life Of Purpose

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Have you ever wondered what your purpose in life was? If there was a particular cause or reason your are alive for? I've wondered about it from time to time. The thought comes to mind and I think about it a while. Then, as usual, life gets busy and I lay the thought aside, thinking that for now I'll continue my casual, daily Christian walk with no great focus on a "plan" or "mission". But I've come to think about it a lot more lately. And this time I find myself shoving aside some of the things that has distracted me in the past.

I've been talking to God about my purpose for a few days and this devotion was a helpful insight, right in line with my thoughts and prayers.

"If your life was condensed into one short sentence - what would be said of you? How our lives are summarized depends on the choices we make each day. We have the tendency to become distracted with cares and responsibilities. Those distractions keep us from our primary purpose - pleasing God." 

Reflection & Prayer
Devotion Focus: PURPOSE

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this; He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Psalm 37:5-6 

How will you be remembered? What is one sentence you could use to summarize your life so far? What might God want to change your life so that your life summary will be different? 

Excerpts taken from Busy Mom's Bible


  1. I strive to live a more balanced, purposed life. I am not sure I could condense my life down to a short sentence. Definately something to ponder.

  2. i love this! i've been remembering 29:11 a lot lately and praying to keep my path and God's path for me one and the same! it's hard sometimes!