7 February, 2021
I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14
Abba Father, the great I AM, the Author and Finisher of our faith we know that you have created each of us for a singular purpose, which we need to discern and accomplish in this life. A purpose far removed from our worldly achievements, our successes, and chase for glory and recognition on earth. A purpose which aims towards our heavenly goals, set for us by Christ Jesus’ precious sacrifice for us.
We are so busy with the routine of every day absorbing our energy, that oftentimes we forget to thank and praise you for our day and the number of hours, days and years granted by you in this lifetime. Jesus, our Messiah, came with the very intention of revealing a higher calling in our lives, as evangelists, teaching our brethren the gospel of love, truth, humility and godliness. We need to begin and end our day with you, God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, spreading the light of our faith to reach into unexplored areas.
As your children, chosen and anointed by you, by our faith blessed with your grace, and by our belief moving towards an eternal inheritance, sanctified in this life that is being conformed into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus, we need to keep our higher goal always in sight, seeking to be godly in Christ Jesus, until it is no longer we who live, but Christ who lives in us.
Lord God, we can move towards righteousness and its rewards only by your guidance and counsel. We aspire to dedicate our lives to following your plan for us, by faith in the Son of God, who loved us and gave himself for us, for there is no other name by which we are saved. Amen