But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9
The purpose of my life? To declare the good things of God. To live a life that doesn’t sing the story of Scot, but the story of my creator. But what is there to say? What is there to tell?
What is there not to tell? Every life tells something. It might tell of wealth, risk, failures, lack of discipline, selfishness. The life of a follower of Jesus is to tell of . . .
- Where he has called us from
- What he has called us to.
I remember hearing testimonies when I was growing up. They would tell their story. Things they used to do, how messed up their life used to be. Then they found Jesus. (Sometimes I thought that I should have done some drugs or got thrown in jail a couple times just to spice up my story.) The problem with these stories, is that they told of where God had called them from, but not what he was calling them to. It just seemed that their Christian life was just not doing what they used to do. “I used to do drugs, then I found Jesus, so now I don’t.” Hmm. Don’t sign me up for that one.
- More recently I am living life with people who not only speak of what God called them from, but what he is calling them to. It is becoming a natural part of life and a natural part of conversation. “God is leading me to __________________.” It is such a great thing to be part of a group of people who know what God has called us from and are willing to do what he is calling us to do.
- God, thanks for being able to see where you have called me from. Thank you that you have called me to a life of listening and doing what you desire. Thanks that I can do that with a group of friends. May my life sing. May it shout. May it gently scream that you are alive and well. That you are a God who moves us from where we are, to where you would have us to be. May your name and your cause be better off because of my life.
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