Paul the apostle was certain of his purpose in life. If we read his letter to the Colossians, we discover that he identified himself as an apostle of Jesus Christ “by the will of God”. As he carried out his mission, he prayed for these people he had never met personally.
Paul prayed that they too “might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding”. They were tradesmen, artisans, merchants, scholars, government workers, wives, husbands, children, servants; all kinds of folks. Paul’s prayer was that these ordinary people might know their God-given purpose in life, as he did.
That is what I desire for myself and for readers of this blog. Welcome.
I want to provide Bible-based encouragement, that we might discover God’s will. This involves knowing what the Lord wants us to believe and how he wants us to live. This is the architecture of most of Paul’s letters, including the one to the Colossians.
God’s will is what I want for my life. I hope you want this too. This is how we can be sure of our purpose and mission in life.
On this site, I intend to write expositions of scripture, musings on theology, or responses to God in worship. Once in a while there might be a reflection on our common life as citizens and as fellow believers in Jesus.
If something interests you, pass it along, think about it, or write a response.
“We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way”. (Colossians 1:9-10 NIV)
— Pastor Randy Faulkner