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Six inspirational links plus a fitness bonus

Stop by Devotional Christian for daily devotionals from Our Daily Bread, Max Lucado, My Utmost for His Highest, Charles Spurgeon, The High Calling and more.

I’ve been enjoying Duane Scott’s Scribing the Journey, especially his post on “Dreaming With a Troubled Heart“.

Flickers of a Faithful Firefly shares beautiful photos and inspirational thoughts. I especially appreciated her post, “Cultivating Stillness“.

I’ve mentioned Free2Soar before. This blog has become one of my favourites, with its short, poetic insights into faith and relationships.

Ever feel overwhelmed with your tasks and responsibilities? I do. Check out Susan Stewart’s post, “Psalm 23 – according to me“, at Whatever He Says.

Kimberley Payne offers a free monthly electronic Fitness & Faith Matters newsletter..

Deskbound? Here’s a 10-minute video on Staying Fit While Sitting All Day.

God’s Purpose for Me

I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills His purpose for me.
Psalm 57:2, NIV*

Lately I’ve been thinking this verse is about more than some “greater purpose” or particular calling God may have for my life.

What about the “ordinary” purposes that take up most of my day? Wife, mother, daughter, neighbour, church member. Each role has various responsibilities that I can see as chores or obligations if I view them as keeping me from what I really want to do.

My whole perspective changes when I remember that God has a purpose for me in each of these roles. Instead of being mundane stuff that interferes with my “greater purpose,” they may well be my greater purpose.

Father, please give me Your perspective on life. Help me start each day and enter each role with a prayer for grace and an attitude of loving gratitude to You. Remind me that You want to work out Your purpose for me.

Our song this week is a quiet prayer for all areas of our lives: “(In My Life, Lord) Be Glorified

*New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.