The Missionary’s Predestined Purpose

September 21st, 2011 by JDVaughn Leave a reply »

September 21, 2011

Now the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant . . . —Isaiah 49:5

The first thing that happens after we recognize our election by God in Christ Jesus is the destruction of our preconceived ideas, our narrow-minded thinking, and all of our other allegiances— we are turned solely into servants of God’s own purpose. The entire human race was created to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Sin has diverted the human race onto another course, but it has not altered God’s purpose to the slightest degree. And when we are born again we are brought into the realization of God’s great purpose for the human race, namely, that He created us for Himself. This realization of our election by God is the most joyful on earth, and we must learn to rely on this tremendous creative purpose of God. The first thing God will do is force the interests of the whole world through the channel of our hearts. The love of God, and even His very nature, is introduced into us. And we see the nature of Almighty God purely focused in

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world. . . .”

We must continually keep our soul open to the fact of God’s creative purpose, and never confuse or cloud it with our own intentions. If we do, God will have to force our intentions aside no matter how much it may hurt. A missionary is created for the purpose of being God’s servant, one in whom God is glorified. Once we realize that it is through the salvation of Jesus Christ that we are made perfectly fit for the purpose of God, we will understand why Jesus Christ is so strict and relentless in His demands. He demands absolute righteousness from His servants, because He has put into them the very nature of God.

Beware lest you forget God’s purpose for your life


September 21, 2011

Journal Entry for Today-JDV

Lord, I have come to know, from experience (or I could say successes and failures), that peace, joy and fulfillment do not necessarily come from the choices and experiences I have sought in the past. Even in the very good times of fulfilling relationships and wealth; peace, joy and fulfillment did not necessarily follow. And if and when they did follow, the joy, peace and fulfillment were often very short lived.

As a result, Lord I have come to learn that peace, joy, and a satisfying life are by products of my relationship with you, and when I take my eyes off of you and put them onto the things I think will give me peace and joy and fulfillment….I struggle. Lord, please help me to avoid the struggles, and stay connected and focused on You.  And whatever results from that connection help me embrace.

And God says…”When you take hold of the understanding that I only want what is the very best for you, your striving changes. When you become aware that I am the only one that really knows what will bring you true joy, peace and fulfillment, you begin to transform.  And when you come to realize that I will give you every good thing (that you deserve or not) necessary for your fulfilling life, you begin to rest in Me. Trust in Me with all your heart, and do not rely on your own ways and means, and I will make your paths straight. Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (which is Jesus) and you will discover true joy, peace and fulfillment.”


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