Day 18—Jan 24, 2018

 

He planted us here with a purpose. Yet it’s a purpose we can’t accomplish without Him.

WE HAVE BEEN placed on earth for a divine purpose. In fact, you were specifically planted in this moment, this generation, and this season to fulfill a unique calling. What God designed you to release to the world has been strategically ordained for this moment in history. So, what is the key to stepping into your purpose, living in constant response to God’s indwelling Presence? His Presence is the key to you fulfilling your purpose. You were knit together by a supernatural God. He formed you to be inhabited by Himself. This means that whatever you were designed to accomplish and release to this world is linked to your identity as one filled with God, for it is His Presence that empowers you to fulfill divine destiny.

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

ACTS 17: 24-28

 

STORY

John G. Lake: Sustaining the Baptism

AS RECOUNTED BY John G. Lake: My friend looked up at me with joy and surprise, and springing to his feet said, “Praise the Lord, John, Jesus has baptized you in the Holy Ghost!” Then he took the crippled hand that had been set for so many years. The clenched hands opened and the joints began to work, first the fingers, then the hand and the wrist, then the elbow and shoulder. These were the outward manifestations. But oh! Who could describe the thrills of joy inexpressible that were passing through my spirit? Who could comprehend the peace and presence of God that thrilled my soul? Even at this late date, ten years afterward the awe of that hour rests upon my soul. My experience has truly been as Jesus said: “He shall be within you a well of water, springing up into everlasting life.” That never-ceasing fountain has flowed through my spirit, soul and body day and night, bringing salvation and healing and the Baptism of the Spirit in the power of God to multitudes.

 

PRAYER

Thank You for appointing me to live in this time in history and in this place. In You I live and move and have my being. Fully fill me with Your Presence and enable me to fulfill my purpose on this planet. Father, thank You for the living water that flows in my life a river. Show me how to sustain my encounters with Your Presence—that they would be key benchmarks in my Christian life that shape my future. Also, help me not to make them memorials that I simply remember, but defining moments that keep me pressing in for more.

 

WHAT IS FATHER SAYING TO ME TODAY?