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741st -- God's Purpose In Things


We should always keep in mind that God has a purpose and plan for our life.
Even in the times that we do not know what our life's purpose is, we must
stay in faith and know that God has created us with special intentions 
that we are meant to bring to pass and fulfill. We must be steadfast in 
fulfilling our destiny and never allow the voice of discouragement to take 
root in our hearts keeping us from becoming all that God wishes for us to 
become. The Bible says that God knew us before the foundation of the 
world. He planned our lives even before the Earth was created. Be 
encouraged and know that you have a special purpose that only you have the 
ability to bring to pass. (Jeremiah 29:11-13) (Jeremiah 1:5-8) (Ephesians 1:4)

The Lord has instilled within you special ability that no one else 
possesses. As an original creation, God has given only to you what is 
necessary to bring to pass all that He has placed within your heart. 
Never believe the lie that is too late for you. Seek the Lord and ask for
His will to be made clear in your life. The Lord will be faithful to hear 
and answer your heartfelt prayers. (Isaiah 30:21) (Isaiah 55:6)

I hope this message encourages your heart to see that all things have a 
purpose in life. Just as the trees in the story are all meant to 
accomplish different things, so to our lives are meant to fulfill 
different areas of God's plans.


One day a woodcutter took his grandson into the forest for his first 
experience in selecting and cutting oak trees. These they would later sell
to the boat builders. As they walked along, the woodcutter explained that
the purpose of each tree is contained in its natural shape: some are 
straight for planks, some have the proper curves for the ribs of a boat, 
and some are tall for masts. The woodcutter told his grandson that by 
paying attention to the details of each tree, and with experience in 
recognizing these characteristics; someday he too might become the 
woodcutter of the forest.

A little way into the forest, the grandson saw an old oak tree that had 
never been cut. The boy asked his grandfather if he could cut it down 
because it was useless for boat building - there were no straight limbs, 
the trunk was, short and gnarled, and the curves were going the wrong way.
“We could cut it down for firewood,” the grandson said. “At least then it
will be of some use to us.” The woodcutter replied that for now they 
should be about their work cutting the proper trees for the boat builders;
maybe later they could return to the old oak tree.

After a few hours of cutting the huge trees, the grandson grew tired and 
asked if they could stop for a rest in some cool shade. The woodcutter 
took his grandson over to the old oak tree, where they rested against its
trunk in the cool shade beneath its twisted limbs.

After they had rested a while, the woodcutter explained to his grandson 
the necessity of attentive awareness and recognition of everything in the
forest and in the world. Some things are readily apparent, like the tall,
straight trees; other things are less apparent, requiring closer 
attention, like recognition of the proper curves in the limbs. And some 
things might initially appear to have no purpose at all, like the gnarled
old oak tree.

The woodcutter stated, “You must learn to pay careful attention every day
so you can recognize and discover the purpose God has for everything in 
creation. For it is this old oak tree, which you so quickly deemed useless
except for firewood, that now allows us to rest against its trunk amidst 
the coolness of its shade.”

“Remember, grandson, not everything is as it first appears. Be patient, 
pay attention, recognize, and discover.”

Author Unknown

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

James 1:2-5 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers
temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that
giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths.”

Psalm 20:6-9 “Now know I that the LORD saveth His anointed; He will hear 
him from His Holy Heaven with the saving strength of His right hand. Some
trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of 
the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and
stand upright. Save, LORD: let the king hear us when we call.”

Psalm 37:23-26 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am 
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging 
bread. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.”

Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun
a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: THE PROMISE
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Today's Selected Testimony: ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony27.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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