[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/myutmost.gif[/img]The Missionarys Predestined PurposeNow the Lord says, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant . . . Isaiah 49:5The first thing that happens after we recognize our election by God in Christ Jesus is the destruction of our preconceived ideas, our narrow-minded thinking, and all of our other allegiances we are turned solely into servants of Gods own purpose. The entire human race was created to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. Sin has diverted the human race onto another course, but it has not altered Gods purpose to the slightest degree. And when we are born again we are brought into the realization of Gods great purpose for the human race, namely, that He created us for Himself. This realization of our election by God is the most joyful on earth, and we must learn to rely on this tremendous creative purpose of God. The first thing God will do is force the interests of the whole world through the channel of our hearts. The love of God, and even His very nature, is introduced into us. And we see the nature of Almighty God purely focused inJohn 3:16 "For God so loved the world. . . ." We must continually keep our soul open to the fact of Gods creative purpose, and never confuse or cloud it with our own intentions. If we do, God will have to force our intentions aside no matter how much it may hurt. A missionary is created for the purpose of being Gods servant, one in whom God is glorified. Once we realize that it is through the salvation of Jesus Christ that we are made perfectly fit for the purpose of God, we will understand why Jesus Christ is so strict and relentless in His demands. He demands absolute righteousness from His servants, because He has put into them the very nature of God.Beware lest you forget Gods purpose for your lifeFor more info:[url=http://www.rbc.org/utmost/index.php]http://www.rbc.org/utmost/index.php[/url]
God's purpose for our lives is for HIS glory. Tell that to one or two purpose driven disciples out there! They would get a nasty shock!However, the true missionary's mission should be the glory of God. Anything less denies God His true glory, no matter how well intentioned.We are His slaves, we were bought with a price ( 1 Cor 6v20). That price was the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.God owns us. If He doesn't then satan does. Who do you want as your master? You decide. God bless.