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I Propose a Purpose for a Porpoise


Porpoises are fully aquatic marine mammals.  They are under the suborder of Odontoceti or toothed whales.  Basically they are small toothed whales that are closely related to oceanic dolphins.  The also have the ability to produce Biosonar, and it is their primary method for  movement.  So if you see a porpoise, he or she is moving with purpose.  In other words they know where they are going and their Biosonar has given them the information they need to move forward, wherever forward may be.  As believers we pray and pray for God to bless and then just move around, aimlessly at times, hoping God will do something with our aimlessness.  Paul knew this was a problem and he preached again and again to the churches he wrote to about having a purpose and a plan.  The definition of the word purpose is the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.  We were created to praise God with our lives and in that creation is the need for the tools to pursue that purpose.  We praise God with our worship, our service, our dedication to His Word, and how we treat others.  We don’t go about this willy-nilly, but we go about it with great purpose and with God’s leadership and direction.  God is our Biosonar and following His direction gives our purpose direction like the porpoise.  It is no coincidence that Paul couples his Words about purpose with the coming of Jesus as he did in 2 Thessalonians where he said to those early believers in 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 “because we know this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time- pray that our God will make you fit for what He’s called you to be, pray that He’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with His own energy so that it all amounts to something.  If you life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you.”  Just in the same way God equipped the porpoise with Biosonar to fulfill his daily purpose, He equips us with the ability to know and follow His will and way with purpose.  We were created for this and our Biosonar is the Holy Spirit and God’s Word, and the direction we get from those two give us our direction on a daily basis.  So I Propose a Purpose for a Porpoise…actually for a believer who is walking with God.  Here is what I propose.. 1.  Begin each day spending time in God’s Word and be very purposeful in reading it, to the point of absorbing it.  2.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you His direction for the day.  ( it may be an impression that you need to fast in a certain area of your life, or you need to make a wrong relationship right with someone, or that you need to share your testimony of your faith, or something else)  3. Go and make the most of the day you are living  Ephesians 5:16 says “making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”  4. Evaluate your day at the end of the day and pray that God will give you a good rest and that  you will wake up with a new direction the next day.  He will do it too!!  God is faithful and during these perilous end days He wants to give us direction to live our days to the fullest.  No more wandering around, but  living each day with a fervancy (def. intensity) Romans 12:11 says “not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.  James 5:16 says “The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”  What is an effective prayer.  One that is directional…in other words praying for God’s direction.

So, like the porpoise God has equipped believers with everything we need to get the direction we need to serve Him and it’s up to us to seek that direction and then move!!  I Propose a Purpose for all who follow Jesus and then I believe we will see Matthew 6:33 start to come alive in our lives.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you.  When does it begin?  It begins NOW!!!

You may say, “What!  Am I a porpoise?”   No, you are child of the King and He wants to show you great and mighty things you never thought possible.  Time to use your SpiritSonor and start serving Him with purpose, cause you are no porpoise….

The Pilgrimage continues….

David Warren

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