Friday, June 15, 2012

Serving God's Purpose in Your Generation

"For David served the purpose of God in his own generation."
Acts 13:36a

In my devotional reading this week I came across this verse in Acts 13 describing the life of David. We know that David was a man after God's own heart, but we also know that David was not a sinless man. But throughout his life he was mostly faithful to God, which allowed it to be said of  him that he fulfilled the purpose of God for his own generation.

In relation to a couple of my most recent posts this caused me to think that if every believer fully embraced their role as full-time missionaries to whatever culture they are in then how different would our own generations look. I really don't think that it would be quite as difficult as we often make it, of course all being done in God's sovereignty.

It would require every believer to embrace the Great Commission fully and it would require faithfulness to God throughout our lives. By doing this we too could serve the purpose of God in our own generation. I think about the context of living in S. Asia and the amounts of lostness that surround me; but if it could be said of every believer here that they served God's purpose in their own generation how different this place would look in not so many years.

So what should one of our goals be as followers of Christ? That we would always be faithful to God and let it one day be said of us that we too served the purpose of God in our own generation.

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