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Welcome to the JCPC Daily Reflections Blog. Reflections are daily devotionals authored by JCPC pastors, staff and members and provide insight, guidance and comfort to help you make it through each day. If you’d like to receive Reflections each day via email,  provide your email address.

Tuesday, August 18 2020

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands.

-Psalm 138:8

 

Have you ever considered that God only made you once? Most of you are familiar with artists and when they create something the first one is original, then when they see that their work is meaningful or connects with people, they are often asked to recreate it. You were created by God as an original with a purpose.

 

"Holy" is a word we may hear a lot in church, but what does it mean?

 

One simple definition is "set apart." This doesn't necessarily mean being physically separate. It can mean to be different in your deepest self, in your way of being. To be holy is to be designated for a sacred purpose, set apart to live a life that does not look like others.

 

Perhaps it means that we are to live lives that look different, that are set apart from what is ordinary or standard, to serve a sacred purpose.

 

What might it look like for you to live as a reflection of a holy God today?

 

We are living in a challenging time. The messages around us go against everything we know to be true and how we are called to fulfill our purpose in this world as God's creation and followers of Christ. At different seasons in my life, I have wrestled with my calling and purpose in this world. Situations that I encountered along the way have caused me to question and discern where I am needed to fulfill God's purpose for me. Once I became a parent, it was no longer just what is God's purpose and calling for me, but how do I fulfill that and take my responsibility to raise my son in this world seriously.

 

Finding the courage to do that can be difficult. What brave thing is God calling you to do today? As a unique creation of God, how can you fulfill your purpose in this world one step at a time, one choice at a time?

 

Prayer for Today

Creator God, Thank you for the gift of life and all the uniqueness it includes. Help us to find our purpose in this day and the courage to act in the way you have called us to live. In Christ's Name, Amen.

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