On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!
“See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands.” Isaiah 49:16a
I think one of the best attributes to being a believer in Jesus is our purpose. I have found a great peace and joy in my life knowing I’m finally on the right road. Every road I’ve traveled before salvation has been one of no real origin, just on my way without a starting line or a true meaning to my purpose.
On the heels of remembering the resurrection I can begin to grasp the idea of the work that was done on my behalf at the Cross and look back at that single event as my original starting line. It’s as if the day of my salvation, a shot from heaven was fired and the Lord shouting “GO”!
Everything I do and my sole purpose in life is originated at The Cross.
Isaiah records for us a conversation with the Lord in chapter 49 reminding him of the things to come, an encouragement not to give up but to “prepare” the way of the Lord.
If you’re feeling fatigued or have lost sight of your purpose, listen to the reminder of the life the God Man Jesus would live as God gives to Isaiah and I believe He reminds to us.
“And now the LORD says,
Who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant,
To bring Jacob back to Him,
So that Israel is gathered to Him
(For I shall be glorious in the eyes of the LORD,
And My God shall be My strength),
Indeed He says,
‘It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant
To raise up the tribes of Jacob,
And to restore the preserved ones of Israel;
I will also give You as a light to the Gentiles,
That You should be My salvation to the ends of the earth.”
“That You may say to the prisoners, ‘Go forth,’
To those who are in darkness, ‘Show yourselves.”
So there you have it.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen! Matthew 28:19, 20
Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick. You can email Rob at rrussomano.americaskeswick.org
Think About This: “I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.” – John Newton
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. Proverbs 10:9 ESV