WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2
After David had done the will of God in his own generation, he died and was buried with his ancestors.
Acts 13:36 (NLT2)
LOOK UP: GOD GIVES ME PURPOSE
Christians without goals are a little like Alice in the fairy tale ALICE IN WONDERLAND. In a conversation between her and the Cheshire Cat, Alice asked, “Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the cat. “I don’t much care where,” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the cat. (Source Unknown)
Where we go in life does matter. In order to discover which way we should go, one of the first places we should look is up to God for direction. Acts 13:36 teaches David “had done the will of God.” The word “done” literally means to serve as a rower and was used in everyday Greek to describe sailors who were down in the ship’s hull doing one thing — rowing with their eyes focused on one man standing at the front shouting “Row, Row, Row!”
To fix our eyes on Jesus and do the will of God should be the goal of every follower of Jesus.
One is reminded of Paul’s words in Ephesians 2:10 that “we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” God has good works prepared for you to do according to His will. According to Henry Blackaby, “God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways.” Which of those ways has God most often used to speak to you?
Thank God for creating a plan specifically for you before time began. Thank God for His desire to speak clearly to you and provide you with meaningful direction.