One prayer to find your purpose

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Are you looking to rediscover a greater purpose for your life?

Purpose is often discovered on the shores of the uncomfortable.

Are you in an unexpected destination where you feel alone and uncertain of your purpose in life?

Uncharted pain does not take away your purpose in life but it can cause you to head in a new direction.

God disturbs us to help us let go of our plans and seek a fresh, deeper kingdom purpose.

And who knows?

When you lose sight of the land, you just might see the stars. #prayforpurpose Click To Tweet

 

As promised, this is one prayer for purpose attributed to Sir Francis Drake in 1577

Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.

We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

When you read this prayer today, I would love to hear from you. What do you think about praying for God to disturb you ?

How do you think this will lead you to find a greater purpose in life?

Living on Purpose!

Psalms 138:8 

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me: your steadfast love, oh Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. 

monday blog postI just came back from the most amazing women’s retreat.

When I first showed up, I was so nervous about the facility, the message and my purpose for being there! So many things kept happening that were NOT according to plan-

The audio visual equipment was not working-

The microphone clip was not working and I had to run up in the middle of the program to change clothes to accommodate putting a remote devise in my pocket.

The message I had prepared didn’t seem to be working in my head. (even though I have done it before)

Basically, I just felt like so many things were not working right except for one….GOD!

GOD had a purpose for me in the midst of all the things that were not working right in that moment.

On Friday night, over 15 women accepted Jesus as their savior for the first time and numerous women, too many to count, recommitted to the call of God in their hearts. God was at work regardless of my failing sound system, audio difficulties and message preparation.

Its encouraging to know that regardless of all the things that go wrong in our lives,

It’s God that empowers our purpose and not us! 

Here’s some Monday morning inspiration from the Bible:

For it is God who works in you to will and act in order to fulfill his good purpose! Philippians 2:13 Click To Tweet

 

As you begin a new week, be reminded that it is God who is working in you to make sure that HIS purpose is fulfilled in this world. You can trust God even when the events and plans in your life seem to be turning into a POW-! POW stands for “Plan Outta Whack!”

A POW in life can only be changed to a WOW in life through prayer. So here is my prayer for you this am-

Dear Jesus,

I ask in your name that today and everyday you remind me of your purpose you have me. It’s a purpose that you will accomplish in me and through me, not of my own doing. I believe that every detail of my life will be made right as I surrender to your will. I thank you in advance for changing the POWS of my life, the human plans that seem outta wack, to a WOW in life that will show your glory to others, even in my failures.

Amen.

Have a Jesus-filled week Friends!

Feeling Trashed? Day 2: God’s heart for you!

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 My child, I see your heart and I desire to know you in your inmost being. Before time began, I called you by name and you were mine. I created you will a specific purpose in mind for your good and  my glory. When your heart is broken, when you are battered by this world and full of troubles, don’t throw away your confidence in my care and concern specifically for you. Didn’t I tell you, in this world you would experience many troubles?  Take heart my beautiful child, I have over come the world….Take your heart and place it in my loving hands that will never leave you or forsake you. For I am the watching you and you will forever be shielded by my righteousness, held close in my hands…

Loved with an everlasting love-

(words of love complied from scriptures as if expressed directly by our heavenly Father)

A Thankful Heart – #2

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#2: My heart felt like a big game of scrabble. After losses in our family, I struggled to find the words of thankfulness and joy for people in my life. My heart was in pieces. As my grief lifted, I focused on the people of love in my life as invaluable treasures. Being thankful to God was a key that opened my heart to feel joy. Each day I hope to provide you will reminders for your Facebook page that you can share with others! Blessings to you today on the adventure of being thankful! If you dare, leave me one letter that describes the thankfulness in your heart. #TwoWeekstoRepurpose