Our Purpose in Christ

In John 15, Jesus gave the disciples what may have been the most powerful command of all. He said three words that can alter their entire lives, “Abide in Me.” Jesus meant for them to find the meaning of life in Him. Walk in faith and hope and all will be well in your soul. Purpose.


Just like Jesus’s disciples, we have the opportunity to “Abide in Him” they way they did. In that, we will find our purpose and direction that Christ is calling us. 

When we abide in the word of God (Philippians 3:10), we allow Him to take control in our lives. No matter what  circumstances arise we know that we will walk in faith and trust in the word of God, which we read in the Bible. When we feel we are called to help in the ministry, serve others, or step out of our comfort zone we do it. We do it because we know that God is telling us that he has called us to serve His people. 

thoughts you lose your train of thought? It is because we are so busy thinking about our next item on the checklist we don’t just stop and stand still. We need to practice taking time to just sit and be with the Lord. Ask God to reveal our purpose in Christ to us. Pray for wisdom to navigate the twist and turns of life, so that with each step we take it is with the full armor of God. 

God may be calling you to teach in ministry, sing, or help others, but if we are too busy to stop and listen we can miss our calling. We each have our own area of ministry where we can give to others in a helpful way, we just have to look to God for the guidance. We are here on this earth to have an intimate relationship with God and grow over time. By His almighty grace, we can live a peaceful and happy life. We just have to make sure to stop and hear God speaking to us. 

Pray with me

Heavenly Father I thank you for your perfect plans and purpose for my life. That in those moments where things seem quiet, I know you are working in me. Lord, I pray that as I move forward each day I can find wisdom on what my purpose is and that I can walk in grace and help others in how you are calling me. Help me fulfill all that you would have me do in my life in your name. Amen. 


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Laura Prater is a homeschooling mom to three boys. She is married to the love of her life and soul mate, Clay. Clay just retired this past year from the Army after 20+ years of active duty. Laura has had articles published on many websites including National Military Family Association and Military One Click. She currently serves as an area coordinator for National Military Family Association in the south region. Clay, her husband is diagnosed with PTSD, combat induced anxiety and multiple other combat related injuries. It has became a mission for them to share openly about the ups and downs of PTSD with the public. In the Spring they will begin teaching courses for Combat Boot Recovery in their home state of Tennessee. You can find them speaking at various speaking events around the country and sharing about military life, parenting, faith, homeschooling and homemaking over at www.awefilledhomemaker.com
Posted on: November 9, 2017, by : Laura Prater