On Purpose -Here on Purpose

Each follower of Jesus lives in two worlds, the physical and the spiritual.  I will give a simple definition for these two.  The physical is what you do that is seen by those in your life (family, friends, co-workers).  The spiritual is what you do that only God sees.  Here, we find a Biblical principal that often gets overlooked within our culture - The follower of Jesus is expected to spend specific and intentional time with God that is unseen by the world in which we live. 

What typically happens, however, is we merge the spiritual and physical into one life.  Now, before I go on, let me explain.  Yes, in your physical life you should live like Jesus (live spiritually).  In no way am I saying we are to live two lives.  However, these spiritual acts, that are seen by all, should not be the full expression of your spiritual life.

Does this thought align with how Jesus lived?  Let's look within our Bible to answer this.

Matthew 14:23
Mark 1:35
Luke 5:16
Luke 22:32 (past tense verb "prayed")
Luke 22:41-44
John 11:41-42

Of course Jesus also prayed in public but one can't overlook the fact that Jesus was very intentional about a unseen spiritual life. 

So...how intentional are you with your spiritual life?  What do you do spiritually that no one knows about EXCEPT God?  Jesus even told us, concerning prayer, "But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret."  Jesus - Matthew 6:6.

This is why Here on Purpose is so important for your life.  How in the world are you supposed to know what God wants when you never sit alone with him.  Here's the truth.  If you only talk to God in your physical spaces you will have a difficult time hearing him. Because,  it's hard to hear God's voice over the screaming of our culture. 

So...Find the time to pray.  (when I say "pray" I'm also referring to and including your Bible reading...it makes little sense to talk to God and then ignore the primary way he speaks to us.)

Here's a way to pray...

Wow! - Brag on God.
Now... - Tell God want's going on in your life.
How? - Stop talking and allow God to speak to you by his Holy Spirit and his Word.
KaBoom!! - Experience God's power as you obey and commit your life to his purposes.

This is the foundation of knowing God's will, sitting with Jesus every day.  For more, read John chapter 15.

Pastor Matt