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Weekday devotionals for Christians

Special Tree, Unique Purpose

Rom 8:28  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

2Ti 1:9  Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 

I grew up with our family having a fake Christmas tree my entire life.  I preferred having a fake tree as the only way to have a tree…until I got married and was “told” what we were going to do, just kidding, I wanted to try it out and see what it was like.  I am very glad that I tried getting a real tree, because my family really enjoys that process.  These next few lessons came as a result of going to a tree farm or tree lot and the process it takes to buy and get it home and decorated.  I hope these lessons will encourage, challenge, and convict you just like they have done to me.

Lesson #1

You have to go where the trees are and search all of the trees.

Lesson #2

The Pine Christmas Tree is an Evergreen Tree…it is always in bloom.

Lesson #3

The Christmas Trees are planted and grown for a specific purpose.  There are many different kinds of pine trees, but only one is used for the Christmas Tree.  Right down the road from my church is a pine tree farm that is used for harvesting trees to be used for paper.  I am not one that is very knowledgeable on pine trees, but I do know it takes a specific pine tree to be used for a Christmas Tree.  I know that there are many different types of trees used for Christmas, but for the sake of the lesson I am using the Pine Tree.

Application

God has a specific purpose for each and everyone that has been born.  Once you are finished with that purpose, I believe God takes you to Heaven (I will expound on this later).  If you are living, you have a purpose.  If you are breathing, you have a purpose to fulfill.  If you are reading this, you definitely have a purpose in life.  God knows what that purpose is and wants you to fulfill that purpose.  Only you can fulfill that purpose.  Just like there are many pine trees, there is only one that you are looking for…the “right one”.  God has custom made your purpose for you.  It is made will the intention of only one person fulfilling that purpose and that person is you!  Only you can fulfill God’s purpose for your life!  Will you do it?

Jesus had a purpose, and it was to come and bear the sins of mankind so that we will have a home in Heaven when we die.

1Jn 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 

Mat 26:39  And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt

Once Jesus fulfilled that purpose, God took Him home to Heaven.  Once you fulfill your purpose, God will take you home.  Guess what?  If you are still living on this wonderful planet, then God is not finished with you.  You still have a purpose, now go fulfill it!

December 16, 2011 Posted by | Devotional | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment