Daily Bible Inspirations

Purposeful Actions…Purposeful Life

by Darla Noble

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-2, 8

Everything God does has meaning and purpose. Each intricate detail of nature…the human body…every aspect of creation has a distinct purpose for being. Even yawning (something we take for granted) has a purpose—actually a few purposes. Yawning pushes excess carbon dioxide from our lungs and pushes more oxygen into our lungs and brain; making us more focused.

Nothing created was created ‘just because’ or by accident or chance…including Y-O-U! God created you knowing exactly what He wants you to accomplish in this life—what He wants you to do, the career you are best suited for, where He wants you to live, who He wants you to love…everything. But God won’t force Himself or His will on anyone, so if you want to reap the benefits of living the life you were created to live it’s up to you to ask God to take you there.

We don’t always understand why God does what He does. But we know God’s plan to you:

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11

With this great promise of God, now we can sing:

All the way my Savior leads me Cheers each winding path I tread

Gives me grace for every trial Feeds me with the living Bread

You lead me and keep me from falling You carry me close to Your heart

And surely Your goodness And mercy will follow me

And surely Your goodness And mercy will follow me

F. J. Crosby.