Posts Tagged ‘God’s plan’

A Certain Mission

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity he restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives there in him . . . after getting them [His children] established, he stayed with them to the end, gloriously completing what he had begun. Romans 8:29-30 The Message

Daily Faithfulness. Your mission is not vague, but certain. You may not know at this moment the fullness of what God has called you to, but He put gifts and aptitudes in your life for a specific purpose. Do everything you can to press in and not let the devil disrupt your fellowship with God or diminish your effectiveness.

Language of Faith. It takes courage to fulfill God’s plan. You may have to step out of your comfort zone into some new areas, but know that those whom God calls He equips (1 Thessalonians 5:24; Hebrews 13:21). A faith-filled believer doesn’t whine and doesn’t speak from want, but from a position of abundance: “God is going to supply and meet my need right where I am.”

Culture Shapers. What do you want to see happen through your life? If you’re clueless about it, go to God and ask like Paul did, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” (Acts 9:6 NKJV). God leads you by His Word and He leads you by the subtle prompting in your spirit. In the meantime, be diligent in whatever you find to do (Ecclesiastes 10:9). You are called to be a culture-shaper—to cause hearts to be changed and whole nations to know the saving power of Jesus.

Pray this Prayer
Father, I pray in the name of Jesus that You would download creativity, supernatural strength, and the next steps of what I am to do. I thank You that I am designed to be a carrier of Your presence. Help me to be sensitive to the voice of Your Holy Spirit, to go where You say to go and do what You say to do.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2014 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Dread” www.macmillandictionary.com. Macmillan British Dictionary. n.d. Wed. 03 Nov. 2014. Scripture taken from The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Breakthrough & Expansion

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord’s power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.” Numbers 11:23

God is all about outreach and growth. He didn’t free the Israelites from Egypt so they could wander around the wilderness in recovery mode forever. His purpose was to get them to the Promised Land. But the Israelites had become discouraged because of the journey (Numbers 21:4), and ten out of the twelve scouts came back with a bad report saying the giants were too big. So it’s really amazing when you hear the response of one of the scouts, Caleb: “We should by all means go up and take possession of it, for we will surely overcome it” (Numbers 13:30b).

Enlarge the place of your tent; stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your pegs. Isaiah 54:2

God’s calling us to possess the land, but it takes a different spirit to see the land and then to take it. If we get waylaid by the negatives around us, we could lose sight of God’s faithfulness, but when God calls His people to do something, He also gives them everything they need to accomplish it.

I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2

Even if you’ve had a crummy beginning or you’ve let the journey wear you down, you can finish strong and alert. God has rescued you. He saves you, repairs you, and puts you back on track for your life’s purpose. If you’re believing for breakthrough, spend some time in prayer and fasting. You will see God’s plan come to pass in your life.

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2012 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.