In “A Love That Shows Us The Way”, I discuss how the beginning of purpose is communication with God. Here are 7 daily practices to adopt.
Purpose prevails when we allow ourselves to pursue the path whose end we do not know. To know that God is in control is the first step to allowing the purpose led path to prevail.
To create like God means to create in formless, empty dark places. We cannot fear misery, neglect sorrow or disregard worthless things.
The promise of Canaan begins with accepting God’s purpose for our lives. When we learn our purpose we must communicate with God, take action and persevere in confidence. Our discipline and commitment must be directed towards acting on God’s purpose with confidence in God’s ability.
Discipline is a seed. It must be watered every day. Hebrews 12:11 tells us that discipline produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained it. In the desert, the Israelites felt the pain of being made into a great nation but God disciplines those he loves.
Wilderness requires a commitment to God. When God is an option and when Canaan is one of the many things we have to choose from then we will find ourselves in idolatry as the Israelites did in Exodus 32 when they worshiped a golden calf. Let us learn to practice an ever-increasing commitment to God.
God’s love guides. Purpose requires communication with God, action and perseverance. We win by acting on God’s plan in disciplined commitment.
When insecurity takes hold of you, hold onto the promises of God by declaring God’s word as Moses did in Numbers 14 when he declared, “Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed.”
In a society that has a focus on self, reconciliation, which regards others above ourselves, is counter-cultural. But this kind of love is a command. And, it is also a gift. Jesus put reconciliation before sacrifice making himself the last and final sacrifice for our sins so that we could have a relationship with God.