Monday 10 February 2014

GOD OF PURPOSE- 11/02/2014

GOD OF PURPOSE- 11/02/2014

Yesterday’s message was titled “MEET ME ON THE  MOUNTAIN”. Today’s message is titled “GOD OF PURPOSE” as given by Pastor E. A. Adeboye in Open Heavens Devotional (Adeboye, 2014). In today’s message, we have been asked to memorise  Ephesians 1:11 “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being Predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.” and read Proverbs 3:5-7. Our Bible in one year for today has been taken from Isaiah 30:13-3§:24  and Psalm 36 (Adeboye, 2014).

The message is quoted below for our usual discussion:

“Our God is a God of purpose. He created man for a purpose. He declared His purpose for man even before creating him in His own image. The Bible in Genesis 1 :26 says,
"And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the  air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and  over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. “
Therefore, know that you were born for a purpose; you are not an accident, even if your parents were no longer expecting children at the point they had you, just like it happened in my own case. It could even be that you're a child out of wedlock. Notwithstanding all these, the fact that you came and you survived despite all the forces against you, and that you became exposed to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, shows that God has you uppermost in His heart. You got this far because He was’ behind the scene working out His purpose for your life. So don't let the devil deceive and rob you of your glorious destiny. Remember, Solomon was a product of a relationship founded on adultery and intrigue that resulted in the murder of his mother's husband.

The true children of God were chosen from the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4-5). He chose us for different purposes. We should seek out His purpose and rest in Him while He brings it to pass. Moses, who was chosen for a great purpose by God, jumped ahead in his own self-counsel to begin the deliverance of his people. The result was a forty year wait in the wilderness. Do not jump ahead of God, stay close to His heartbeat in the place of meditation. Hear what will have you do per time. Knowing and walking in God’s purpose for your life brings a level of confidence that makes YOU exude calmness in the midst of the storm. This was the case with Paul in Acts27:23-25

“For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose lam, and whom l serve, Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee. Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me”

Know that there is a purpose for you, discover what that  Purpose as and pursue it with all your might. God will help you in Jesus Name.

Today’s action point is to praise God for whom He has made you to be; you are fearfully and wonderfully made with a purpose to fulfill

God bless you as you contribute to today’s discussion.


Adeboye, E. A. (2014) Open Heavens: A Guide to Close Fellowship with God, Volume 14, 2014. Nigeria: Open Heavens Media Limited.


  1. HE has me in His plan. I will faithfully hold onto Him.
    May you be richly blessed sister for your service in his vine yard

  2. That settles it all I am not a. Mistake my being on earth today is known by God since the begining of the world haallelluuuuyah!!!!

  3. We are fearfully made
    we are wonderfully made
    we belong to God
    We resemble him
    That's why the devil trembles
    When he hears us praying
    We are God's own
    The apple of his eye

  4. Lord thank you for your word. You so mindful of me that even before I was conceived you have known who I Will be. My destiny and future I entrust in You. May yout name be exalted forever. Amen

  5. We are part of God's plan,created in His image,his thoughts for us are good,d blood of jesus engrafted to the body of Christ and heirs with the saints...Shout Glory to God....

  6. My hope and strength in the mist of this mighty storm in my live is the assurance that God's purpose for my life shall not go unfilfilled as long as I remain in Him. Thank you Sir for this GREAT REMINDER.

  7. Thank God for this timely reminder. Thank God for you, Sister Yetunde.

  8. God bless you for this

  9. Thank you Jesus, for am made for a greater purpose. Fear is gone hallelujah

  10. How gratifying to note that God make us with the clear purpose to HAVE DOMINION over all the earth...! We are not made to be beggarly victims. We are Victors and more than conquerors- for whatsoever is born of God overcomes the world!