Friday, January 9, 2015

Living on Purpose

 If you're anything like me, it takes effort to "Live on Purpose."  Let me explain.  It's easy to sit through a great message, read a spiritually-helpful book or read in your Bible and think, "Wow!  I needed that and I am going to use that truth today!"  Then, you go about your day with laundry, meals, wiping lay your head on your pillow that night and think, "Wait, wasn't I supposed to be focusing on something today?"  I don't purposely try to forget, but I wasn't "Living on Purpose."

A couple of years ago I thought of something that would help me and decided to start keeping a notebook.  I divided it into 3 sections:  Bible Notes, Book Notes and Preaching Notes.
Each day, as I would read my Bible, I would be looking for something that the Lord was teaching me through my devotions and I would write it down in the Bible Notes section.  If I was interested in studying a word or situation, I would use those pages for my notes.
In the Book Notes section I would take notes on the important truths I wanted to remember and think on.
In the Preaching notes I would pay attention "on purpose" and take notes from the words God gave the preacher.
It's so neat to look back at  the 2013 and 2014 notebooks and see the things the Lord was teaching me.  How I  need those lessons and have needed to remember them!

 This year, I splurged a little more and decided to buy a nice journal from Wal-mart.  It was actually only $9.97, but it looks so nice in its faux leather! :o)
 It doesn't have subject dividers, so I divided up the sections using paper clips.
(above notes are from the book I am reading by Bud Calvert, Emotional Victory.  It's going to be a good one!)
This year I added a 4th section to my notebook, Prayer Journal.  I usually have my prayer journal as a separate notebook and I keep it for several years.  But, this year, I decided to try and keep my prayer journal as part of my "On Purpose" notebook.

Living on Purpose does take some effort for this old flesh of mine.  This is one of the tools that helps keep me on track!


  1. You are right Kami. It does take effort for me too to live on purpose. Big hugs and may God help us to live with purpose and on purpose. xx

  2. Great idea, Kami. Still praying for you on this side of the ocean.