Welcome back to the Bible Cafe, as we continue our second week reading One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land. Today’s lesson is about God’s purpose and author Priscilla Shirer brings awareness to many Biblical characters who questioned God about their life purpose. We learn about Job’s story as seen in Job 42:5
My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.
The story of Job is one of extreme wilderness, and passionate faith during his many trials. Habakuk, Jonah and even Mary were mentioned in our study today, as they questioned God’s purpose. Priscilla reminds us that our questions should not overshadow the fact that God has the answers and the purpose. At the end of the lesson on page 39, we have the opportunity to rate how well our purpose aligns with God’s. We learn that sometimes we may be armed for the wrong battle, and the importance of keeping our eyes focused on God.
Father God, we pray for more intimacy with You so we may listen for Your purpose in our lives. Direct our steps as we follow You, help us to plan Your way. Amen.
Priscilla Shirer Quotes
- We must never allow our questions to overshadow the fact that God has all the answers.
- I struggle with keeping my purpose the same as God’s purpose.
- We must synchronize our primary purposes with God’s.
Today’s Scripture Verses (NASB)
Oh that my request might come to pass,And that God would grant my longing! Job 6:8
One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. Psalm 27:4
The mind of man plans his way,But the LORD directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9
Why is it difficult to experience intimacy with God?