We’re called to belong to the Lord.
In the Word
He saved us and called us to be his own people, not because of what we have done, but because of his own purpose and grace (2 Timothy 1:9a GNT).
Of the Word
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” children are often asked. “What have I done with my life?” the elderly often wonder. The journey from childhood to old age challenges us to discover our gifts and identity and offers opportunities for living out God’s purpose for us. While God has a custom-made life plan for each of us, He also has a single purpose for all. Even before the world was made, God had already chosen us to be his through our union with Christ, so that we would be holy and without fault before him. Because of his love God had already decided that through Jesus Christ he would make us his children — this was his pleasure and purpose (Ephesians 1:4–5 GNT).
Called to belong to the Lord, we no longer live to satisfy only ourselves. In light of our calling in Christ our day-to-day activities take on new meaning. Now faith, love, purity, and obedience earmark the days of our lives from baptismal font to grave.
Walking with my Lord
Dear God, I praise You for loving me so much that You graciously adopted me as Your child. Now I belong to You. May I honor You each day I live. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Walking with My Lord. Author: Donna Streufert. 14/30 ©2007 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations were taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. All rights reserved worldwide.
Scripture quotations marked GNT are taken from the GOOD NEWS TRANSLATION – Second Edition, American Bible Society, New York, NY. Copyright © 1992.