Day 3 – Purpose

2020 VISION | Day 3 | Purpose!

“Teacher, which is the most important 

commandment in the law of Moses?”

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God 

with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’

This is the first and greatest commandment. 

A second is equally important: 

‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

The entire law and all the demands of the prophets 

are based on these two commandments”

(Matthew 22:36-40, NLT).

One of my favorite authors once wrote, “Figure out what you’d give your life for, and you’ll know what to give your time to.” Throughout my life, God has often used someone else’s words, pictures, and even nature to speak to me. One day, He used one sentence from a newly purchased book to start a conversation and to shake something inside of me. God is shaking within me a greater capacity to love other people. I always thought that I did a good job of that, but this whole time I was missing the higher purpose behind it – to lift up the name of Jesus more and more. We all have something within us that longs to be awakened. But that is only the first step. Like with anything in life, if it’s not used to love Jesus more, it will ultimately feel unsatisfying. If you’ve ever taken Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace course, you know that every dollar of your budget has a purpose. I think the same is true with our actions and words. How much better would life be if we redirected each area of our life to the glory of God? There is no easier place to start than our own house. Are we serving to our fullest capacity? Are we loving others with the higher purpose in mind?

Prayer: Father, let everything I do bring you glory. Help me to love, serve, and give with greater potential. Help me to become more like Jesus in everything I do. Let me not lose sight of our higher purpose of bringing you glory. In Christ’s name, Amen!