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Your Purpose And Mine

  • They were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples, "Let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men." But they didn't understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it. Luke 9:43'45 WEB.

    Jesus told His disciples, "Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men." Yet, they didn't understand it. Even though this was a very clear statement, they were convinced that Jesus was going to be the next king of Israel. They believed the Messiah had come to deliver Israel from the Roman occupiers.

    The disciples were filled with wonder because of the miracles Jesus had been doing. Yet, they were completely blind to what was soon coming. They were sincere but sincerely wrong. Instead of becoming a king on the Earth, Jesus was handed over to the Romans and crucified. He died and then was resurrected on the third day. Instead of Israel being delivered from the Romans, they destroyed it in 70 A.D., and Israel ceased to be a nation until 1948. The disciples didn't understand what was coming, but it worked out anyway, for God took care of the details.

    I had so many questions when I began seeking the Lord earnestly and studying the Bible in-depth. I concentrated most of my Bible study on the books of Revelation, Daniel, and Matthew chapter 24. I was confused about so many things, the rapture, pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, post-tribulation, the millennium. My walls were covered with charts and timelines as I tried to work it all out. My room began to look like a scene from the movie "A Beautiful Mind."

    One Sunday morning, when I was around twenty years old, the Lord spoke to me through a visiting speaker from Texas that I had never met. He called me up in front of the church and told me a lot of things. One was that I would be a teacher of the Word of God and in ministry one day.

    I knew that it was God speaking through him, for he had deep insight into my life. He even knew the books of the Bible that I had been reading in private. I could feel the presence of the Lord as he spoke, and I was burning and tingling all over. Then he told me this:

    "Son, you don't need all of the things to fit. Just allow your purpose and Mine to knit. And don't be so concerned about the end of the book. Yea, go back to the beginning and take another look."

    That word from Him changed my outlook, my focus, and my life became much more simple. Now I tend to my daily tasks, and I let Him worry about the things beyond my control. I don't have to understand everything coming or have all of the answers, for He does. I am just His servant here. He is the General, and I try and follow His orders for today. That is enough.

    Today, you don't have to worry about how all of this fits together or how it will work out. You don't have to understand everything right now. Just let your purpose align with God today and let Him take care of the details. He has a better view from up there than we do down here. If it matters, He will tell you. We have a job to do while we are here, so let us focus on that.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I turn my worries over to You, for they are too much for me. There are so many things that are beyond my control. Please step into my life and help me bring things into balance. Help me complete my simple tasks today and to let the rest go. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." (Prov. 3:5-6) ~ If you are in need of prayer, we and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah!! Thank you Jehovah for this new day and knowing I can completely trust you with your plan! ❤️
June 25, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

June 25, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 25, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for seeing my way even if I can't. Take my worried thoughts from me. AMEN

June 25, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

June 25, 2021
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amén

June 25, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Powerful advice for today! Let your purpose align with God today and let Him take care of the details. Thank you, Lord!  AMEN

June 25, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

June 25, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This message spoke to me today, Pastor. I need to hand most things over to Him and only do what little I can and trust the rest to His plan. Amen!

June 25, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

June 25, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

We turn everything over to you Jesus.We believe and trust you. Amen 

June 25, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for working out all the little details in my life I trust you and you alone!

June 25, 2021
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. Great word today.. Help us all to trust that You alone are in control. We don't know the details from day to day when You are coming for us. But we know You are. Thank you Jesus.

June 25, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God watch over us. In the name of Jesus Amen 

June 25, 2021
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

AMEN, PLEASE HELP ME UNDERSTAND YOUR WILL IN MY LIFE...THAT YOU WILL TAKE CARE OF THE DETAILS IN MY LIFE AND OF ALL MY FAMILY & FRIENDS...I THANK YOU FOR YOUR GRACE, MERCY, & FORGIVENESS...FOR TAKIING CARE OF ALL MY NEEDS...IN JESUS NAME I PRAY.

June 25, 2021
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Thank you Heavenly Father yet again, for the answers I was seeking. 

Thank you Dion for being a beacon of hope and sensitive to the Holy spirits guidance.

June 25, 2021
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Yes, Lord, just help me to do Your will, be my guide, my strength and my vision! Amen and Amen!!!

June 25, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

June 25, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

June 25, 2021
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

June 25, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

June 26, 2021