are you on the right road


Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began 2 Timothy 1:9.


When a person is saved they are a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17) but also they become a member of the Body of Christ (Romans 12:4, 5). God’s purpose for our life centers around our placement in the Body of Christ, who we are, where we fit, and what we’re supposed to do in His service.


Our purpose helps us find where we are set in His body 1 Corinthians 12:18, our part in His Kingdom and glory (where we will shine) 1 Thessalonians 2:12. In the same way we answered the call to salvation, we must answer the call to service or His purpose for us in the Body of Christ. It is an irrevocable (not subject to recall), high, holy calling (a summons and invitation) from Heaven Romans 11:29; Philippians 3:14; 2 Timothy 1:9.


This calling to purpose is what God will make all things work together for the good of in our life Romans 8:28; Ephesians 1:11. Once we get on the pathway of our calling or you could say, “the road called purpose,” we will meet all the right people, be presented with all the right opportunities, and be brought to all the right places.


Most of the sad stories I’ve witnessed in believers lives has been when they’ve left the main road of purpose and got on a side road. It is there they were then exposed to all the wrong people, all the wrong opportunities, and were in the wrong places at the wrong time. The pursuit of purpose could very well be what preserves your life and gives you longevity in His service.

Pastor John Rasicci is the founder and Pastor of Word of His Grace Church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, where we are building people who are building the Church. Pastor's ministry mission is to help people discover God's dream for their Life, the Local Church, and the Last Days' Harvest. With a strong emphasis on the grace of God and with a prophetic voice, Pastor John preaches and teaches in churches, conferences, and crusades both locally and throughout the world. He has produced books, tapes, and other teaching materials to empower, enable, and equip Believers with the Word of God. Pastor John is married to his wife Candy who with their three children, Krista, Joanna, John Anthony, and two son-in-laws, Matt and Doug, serve together in the ministry. After graduating from Kent State University, Pastor John pursued a career in professional baseball before accepting the call to the ministry. He and his wife, Candy, received their ministry training from Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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