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JIM COLLINS: God has a mission and a ministry for each of us

By Herald Express  |  Posted: October 18, 2012

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I LOOKED out of our conservatory window and noticed the outside of the glass was covered with dew, and I could not see out.

Then I noticed a snail — thankfully also outside — and could see exactly where it had been because as it moved, it also took away the dew.

Apparently, a snail only has one foot.

It moves with a series of muscular contractions, like waves that pass along the bottom of its foot.

To help it move, a snail produces a trail of slime from a gland under its mouth. It is these trails we see on paths, plant pots and on windows.

The snail I observed did not seem to have a purpose in its travels, as I tried to follow its trail; firstly down, then up a bit, then a circle, then?

Purpose in life for people is vital, and the bible mentions it many times.

God has a plan and purpose for each of us.

David the Psalmist wrote: "The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me."

Proverbs tells us that: "Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails."

God has a mission and a ministry for each of us to discover and bring glory to Him by fulfilling.

It may be hospitality, caring, encouraging...

When Paul, Silas and Timothy wrote to the Church of the Thessalonians, their constant prayer for them was: "That our God may count you worthy of His calling, and that by His power, He may fulfil every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith."

May this be our prayer, too, as we seek to follow God's purposes in all we do.

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  • SidneyNuff  |  October 19 2012, 9:54AM

    The church of thespians, isn't that scientology. Madness I say, utter madness.

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  • Dave_David  |  October 19 2012, 1:27AM

    SidneyNuff....read the article correctly...David is claimed to the writer of many psalms...does not read palms of the hand....mind you your Austrian roots are showing through.

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  • SidneyNuff  |  October 18 2012, 9:32AM

    David the Psalmist'' I can't believe you've been taken in by a palm reader. It's just a series of creases in your skin to allow your hand to move. Madness, utter madness I say.

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