Pastor Mario Bennett
SENIOR PASTOR | FAITH4LIFE | ROUND ROCK, TX
Welcome to day 20 of 30 days of prayer. It has been going wonderfully. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I know you have as well. We have 10 more days left. So I want to encourage you - let’s finish strong because our prayers change the world. We are going to talk about today your purpose and your workplace. I always like to start off with the Lord Jesus because He is our example. I want to share three areas of Scripture with you. In first John chapter 3, it says that for this purpose the Son of God was manifest, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Also I want to tell you that Jesus said Himself, “I must be about my Father’s business.” And thirdly, in Acts chapter 10, verse 38 – I know that you know this, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.” I want to notice there were three things that happened. Jesus had a purpose. He understood that He must be about the business of fulfilling His purpose and God has graced Him for His purpose. In the same way, you and I have also been graced for a purpose. It tells us in first Corinthians chapter 12, “God has set every member in His body, particularly as it pleases Him.” Do you know that the hand and the arm and the knee all have different purposes? When the hand does its part, then the whole body is better for it. However, if the hand does not do its part, the whole body suffers. It’s the same thing if you and I don’t walk in our purpose. So what has God said specifically about us fulfilling our purpose? Let’s take a look at Colossians chapter 3 and it says in verse 22, “Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God; And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance:” I want to share with you this: God has called us to work unto Him and not unto someone else. When it says work wholeheartedly unto the Lord, it is saying, “With your whole heart do what it is that you have been called to do, realizing that your Father sees you and that He will reward you.” The next thing that I want to share with you that it talks about in Psalm chapter 1 that we would as believers, when we do what God has called us to do, that it will cause us to prosper whatever we put our hands to. So today I want to encourage you - let’s do three things. One, let’s pray that we know our purpose. Two, let’s pray that we step out into that purpose. And three, let’s pray concerning our workplace, so that there will be no strife, there will be no division. But let’s pray that there is peace, let’s pray that there is harmony, and let’s pray for all those in authority because it is through God that we are able to do it all. Come on. Let’s pray.