The aim of this collection of excerpts is firstly to highlight the goal of a Christian life. Unfortunately much of the Christian testimony today is centered upon religious ethics that tilt the... More > balance towards what the Apostle Paul calls carnality. Little attention is paid to God’s ‘purpose’ for His people. Thus, many miss the trees for the forest! We live in a day when most believers don’t really have a purpose, nor do they know God’s purpose for saving them and setting them apart.
God has a single purpose, not many purposes, and all roads lead to this one single purpose. Everything God plans, and everything He does leads to the fulfillment of this single, over-riding purpose. The Scriptures say, He worketh all things after the counsel of His own will (Eph.1:11b). We are not here to fulfill our own purpose; we are here to fulfill His purpose.< Less
For many of us it may be all right to dwell in a tent for a little while, but the time comes when we say: 'Let us leave the tent of worldly conveniences and settled lives, and let us move on to all... More > that the Lord has for us’. If we are moving with God we shall surely discover that He is never in favour of our settling down but always desires the spiritual man in us to reach forward to the things of God. This was also the perpetual cry of the apostle Paul who shows us that the horizon of the people of God is not the horizon of this earth. They "greeted them from afar" - there was always something more beyond, and this is a true mark of a spiritual progress toward the heart of God.
Beloved Reader, the Lord has used the messages in this book to enlighten my eyes and set me on the right path. These messages not only touched my heart when I heard them, but they have been a repeated source of spiritual encouragement to move on in His purpose for my life.
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