Have you ever thought about your purpose in life? What is it now? Is it what it should be? Today’s devotional will help you sort these questions out and find satisfactory answers to them. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
James 1:2-4 (ESV)2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
“Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alexander Solzhenitsyn spent eight years in prison during the Soviet era for criticizing Joseph Stalin. He went into prison an atheist and came out a person of faith. The experience didn’t leave him bitter. It left him grateful for the development of his faith and the strengthening of his character. Looking back on the experience, he said, ‘I bless you prison ― I bless you for being in my life ― for there lying on rotting prison straw, I learned the object of life is not prospering as I had grown up believing, but the maturing of the soul.” [John C. Maxwell, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, (New York: Center Street, 2012), p. 153]