Next week I will be in Nairobi and will finish the Purpose in Revelation series there. For now, let's look at part six of this seven-part series, the first five of which you can read here, in case you missed them. By the way, I have two Kenya updates below, so make sure you catch them when you are finished.
The Lord promised something to every church in Revelation that was an overcomer. This week we look at the promise to become a pillar in temple of God:
The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it. I will write on them the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on them my new name (Revelation 3:12).
Who doesn't want to be steadfast in the things of the Lord? I know I do, but steadfastness isn't simply consistency. It is being faithful and strong in times of trouble and shaking. I don't know anything that makes your more steadfast than your purpose, for it is so important to you that you cannot stop pursuing its successful expression.
Notice that the Lord partners with those who overcome in this instance and He makes them a pillar in God's temple. When God strengthens you to be a pillar, God makes sure that you will be a source of support and strength for many. I find this again to be true of purpose, for you often have almost supernatural strength to flow in purpose. It's not that you don't get tired; you just don't get fatigued.
ARE YOU A PILLAR?
Are you a pillar in life? Do some or many depend on you to function and flow in your purpose? When you do, do you sense God's presence and strength helping you do what you did not think you could do? That has been my experience in purpose and it's always special.
I hope I have been a pillar these last 11 years as almost every Sunday night I sat down to write the Monday Memo. I hope I have been a pillar as I finished my verse-by-verse New Testament Bible studies. I hope I have been a pillar as I attempt to produce the best possible material to help others find purpose. In other words, I hope God considers me steadfast in the work He has given me to do.
Will you join me in being a pillar? One pillar can't hold up a very big building, but many of us can support the work of God in His temple. Let's devote ourselves to being pillars and allow God to make us strong as we go about our purpose business. Thank you and have a great week!
LAST CALL FOR THE BIG BLESSING!: We have $6,513 to go to reach our goal of $25,000. The deadline is this Thursday. Do what you can, but do it quickly! The children and widows are waiting. You can still send a check (just let me know if you do) to PO Box 8882, Pittsburgh, PA 15221-0882 or give through my website. Thanks for enduring with me these last six months as I worked to raise this money.
PRAYER REQUEST: The container with our books has been delayed in South Africa. Please pray for its release.