August 9: Connected To God

By Bassey Ekong

Many people don’t recognize the calling God has placed within them because they don’t have a vital connection with God. God’s purpose never changes and since this purpose is woven into our desires, our own ways are never ultimately satisfying.

God provided salvation through Christ to salvage His will and purpose in your life. He said, in effect, “I’m not going to lose what I gave you birth to.” He restores us to Himself so we can do the works He had in mind for us before the world began. Remember, “We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).

We are not saved by doing good works but for the purpose of doing good works. We are saved for relationship with God and to fulfill our earthly visions. Once we are restored to God, we receive His Holy Spirit and can see and understand the vision He has placed in our hearts. The Bible says, “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God …” (2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV).

This verse is talking about ideas. It continues, … and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” Any idea that is contrary to the Word of God, or contrary to obedience to Christ’s wishes for your life, is not God’s idea. You must set it aside. The imaginations God gives you will always line up with His Word and will and purpose for why He made you and put you here. Note: Genuine creative imagination is always in alignment with God’s nature and character.

Let’s pray: Father, please help me to maintain a vital connection with You through Your Holy Spirit and Your Word. I want to be sensitive to Your voice and to Your purposes for my life. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Today’s reading: Psalm 77-78; Romans 10

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