February 13, 2017

Today you should read: 1 Kings 5:1-18

Thanks for being a faithful Jumpstart reader!  This week, we’ve asked our Leadership Team to write for Jumpstart.  I hope you enjoy this chance to hear their hearts and get to know them better.

Fulfilling my Purpose

Each one of us were created by God to fulfill a purpose: a part of building God’s kingdom.  God planned this before we were even born.

But even before I [Apostle Paul] was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles.  Galatians 1:15-16a

A big part of Solomon’s purpose, was to build the Temple, a project started by his father David, one he was unable to complete.  Solomon was up for the task because God equipped him for it.

God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called. Anonymous

This quote gives me comfort. God is the one who calls and equips!  All I have to do is be available and obedient!  What God calls us to do is God-sized and we always go through a Crisis of Belief (Henry Blackaby in Experiencing God).  If we adjust, and obey, we can experience God in ways we’ve only dreamed about.

Solomon was confident in the call of God.  Solomon utilized resources and others around him to accomplish the purpose God made him for.  As a result, a beautiful temple was built to honor the true and living God.

  • What did God make you for?  
  • Are you fulfilling your purpose?  

Maybe you don’t know what it is, seek God and find out.  Then get about the business of doing it.  In that you will find the maximum joy in life.

By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

1 thought on “February 13, 2017”

  1. I’m astounded by the sheer number of laborers on the temple project. Today we are spoiled by having machinery that takes care of the hard work. From mining the stone, to shaping it, transporting it, and laying it… it’s easy to forget that the magnificent buildings of old were all done by hand. It amazes me every time.

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