Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - December 20

December 20

Embracing God’s Purpose

“I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.”

John 17:4, niv

Jill Briscoe, noted author and international speaker, was recently asked what she saw as her life’s greatest mission. She answered that her life’s greatest mission is “to figure out what to do every day in my life—as ordained by God—and then to do it.” Jill knows there are many things to do in life that are not ordained of God, which is why we must be single-minded.

To be single-minded as I embrace God’s purpose for my life means that there are times I have to just say no . . .

to an invitation to join my friends for coffee,

to an offer for a lucrative job,

to a long weekend . . .

To be single-minded as I embrace God’s purpose for my life means there are times I have to just say yes . . .

to less sleep and more prayer,

to less TV and more study,

to less work and more worship.     

My Heart’s Cry  

©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.


What are the secrets to a life of impact? Daniel achieved greatness in the eyes of his contemporaries, in the eyes of history, and most importantly, in the eyes of God. His faith did not waver as he faced his critics, as he served new kings in power, or even as he confronted hungry lions. How can we achieve that kind of faith today? Twenty intentional, key choices made all the difference. Daniel’s choices can be ours, such as:

•  The choice to listen
•  The choice to forgive
•  The choice to pray

Cultivate a life-changing faith when you learn to implement The Daniel Key into your everyday life. Request your copy!

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Originally published Wednesday, 20 December 2023.