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The Goal

Today I decided it was time to crack open my bible again.  It’s been awhile to be honest.

Too long actually.

I used to have such a passion for and dedication to the word but when I got married, it seemed to change (not that it has anything to do with Alex).  Since then my devotional life has been different.  More sporadic and inconsistent.

In my teens and early twenties I took time to read the word, write in my prayer journal and read an encouraging Christian book everyday.  Even in the summer when I was a counselor at camp I’d get up at 6am to spend an hour with the Lord before my long and tiring day.  I miss that time.  I miss the strong desire to withdraw to a quiet place with my Savior and soak in His love and truth.

So today I decided to open my bible again and this is what I read.

Psalm 40:8 “I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

How can His law be in my heart without taking the time to read it, meditate on it and receive new revelation through the Holy Spirit from it?

The devotional book I’m currently reading echoed this saying “It is impossible to live the normal Christian life without receiving regular revelation from God” (Bill Johnson).

All of this causes me to ask the question, “who am I meant to become Lord?  What have you ordained form me this day, week, month, year? (Psalm 139:16)

I have all kinds of dream and goals but what is THE GOAL?

What is God’s call on my life?

So I asked Him:

“Remind me of the vision and calling you’ve deposited in my heart.”

  • To never settle for less than God’s best and encourage others to do the same
  • To not get caught up in comfort
  • To Love Him and Love others

As He reminded me of this truth I asked Him another question:

“Where am I not pressing forward in that goal?”

  • Not pursuing intimacy with Him daily (this is the source, the place where all the growth and life with flow from)

Why not ask God these questions today?  What is THE GOAL He’s called you to?  And in what ways are you not moving towards that goal?

As I reflected on this revelation I found a renewed sense of purpose and asked myself and the Lord this final question.

“How can I move towards that goal this day?”

  • Raise a son who is a man after God’s heart, who will never settle for less than God’s best.
  • Encourage and empower my husband to be a man after God’s heart, who will never settle for less than God’s best.
  • Take time each day to hear from God and share these revealed truths with others (through my blog, speaking, book writing, etc.)

 

What about you? 

How can you live out your call today?

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One thought on “The Goal

  1. Hi Heather,

    It is impossible to stay with Him without being in His
    Word. I agree totally.

    He can speak to us many ways but His Word to me is first and foremost. I can read a Scripture and then ask Him to explain it to me. I can carry that Scripture with me for the day. Scripture can clarify my thinking, bring new inspiration and show me how to become closer to God.

    I pray that you can remain with your new discipline – take time every day to “eat the Word”.

    Blessings,
    Jan

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