Our Purpose & Delight Is Reflecting Him

In Your purpose is our purpose & it is our delight. You are the Light of the world. We desire to be oaks of righteousness. Shine through us for Your glory.

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011   www.holyspiritpress.org    www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Life’s purpose is to worship God and give Him glory by reflecting Him as the moon reflects the sun.

Once we are blessed with this understanding it changes the way we look at everything else.

Authentic worship of God bubbles up spontaneously like a fountain following the realization that we need Him, that we are not the most supreme beings ourselves.  There is something greater (and it is He).  Because we understand His superiority, we bow to Him.  We want His Way since it must be better than our own.   He promises He will speak to us and lead us, if we will seek it.  And we finally choose to believe it and begin to listen….

Our lives will never be the same.  Suddenly He showers us with the gifts of exquisite, incomprehensible, unimagined freedom, sustaining joy and deep abiding peace, which He has wanted to give us all along as we bow to Him.  But we were not ready to receive them before.

Now in the moment we recognize Him as the Savior we need and the only One worthy of being our Lord (Master/Boss) and the blessings come poured out.  We run to Him, excited to be His followers instead of trying to lead ourselves.  No longer are we carriers of every decision in our life.  He is the One with the plan.  It is not hard to give up our will for His.  For we recognize that the priorities we have chased seeking purpose fall flat in the knowledge of His greater, supreme purposes.

Our burdens are laid down at His feet.  We can dance in lightness and freedom before Him, delighting in His revelations for our heart and His instructions for our day. We don’t have to think too far ahead, for He is the Father and we His children.  Our job is to listen and follow, trusting He will never let us down.

And as we gaze at Him, seeking to know more, asking Him to impart His will in a way we understand, committed to walking it out the best way that we can, the Living Water of the Holy Spirit comes down from the heavenly throne room in a river and flows through us providing His spiritual water for all those who thirst around us.

In time He will open their eyes to Him (they will see His glory!) for there is no natural, secular, unspiritual explanation for what they see in us.  We remain devoted to Him, relying on Him alone.  And as the moon reflects the sun because it is facing it, God uses us as the reflection of His Son – not by our effort, but by His power and our unabashed willingness to be used.

Such life purpose is not relegated by a particular job or position.  He desires to use every single person, every single day to reflect Him.  There is no exception.

Lord, help us to see You for who You are, that we might bow in unmitigated, unceasing awe, submit to Your will and be Your vessel for Your purposes for Your glory.  For in Your purpose is our purpose and it is our delight.  In Jesus’ name, Amen

EPH. 1:12

12So that we who first hoped in Christ [who first put our confidence in Him have been destined and appointed to] live for the praise of His glory! (Amplified)

Selah! [Pause & calmly think of that!]

END

PLEASE view the new music video for “RESTORE” (with choir) on youtube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piQYnPY1vIA&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL     (Made by upcoming, Holy Spirit-filled film director, Olivia Mowry.) 

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro For information on her work for the military and their families please visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org   Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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