Daily Scripture Reading: Philippians 3:12-14 KJV
Philippians 3:12-14 KJV
(12) Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.
(13) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
(14) I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Today’s Devotional Is VISION AND PURPOSE
“When the Apostle Paul was suddenly brought into the presence of the Eternal, the whole course of his life was changed. In that flash of Light he saw the exalted Saviour, and learned that he was antagonising the purposes of redeeming grace, and that vision altered the whole of his purposes and actions.”
Like Paul, we too must have a clear vision of God’s purpose for our lives. We must be willing to ask, “What shall I do, Lord?” and seek His guidance in all our decisions. When we have a vision of God’s plan for us, we can begin to build our lives around it.
However, even with a clear vision, we may still fall short of our ideals. We must be willing to press on towards the goal and continually strive to improve. As we pursue our ideals, we must remember that perfection is not achievable, but we can always make progress.
To achieve our ideals, we must spend time in the sanctuary, in fellowship with Christ. We must look to Him as our model and strive to become more like Him. As we draw closer to Him, we will be transformed into His likeness.
Whether we are martyrs, reformers, scholars, parents, teachers, workers, preachers, or missionaries, we must all stand in the sanctuary of God and seek His vision and ideal for our lives. And when we have seen what He has taught us to long for, we must have faith that He will enable us to bring it to fruition.
Let us pray for the grace and power to fulfill the things that God has called us to do.
PRAYER for Today
Dear Lord, grant us the grace and power to fulfill the things that You have called us to do. Help us to have a clear vision of Your purpose for our lives and the strength to pursue it. May we always strive to become more like You, and may our actions reflect the love and grace that You have shown us. Amen.