Psalm 57:2 “I cry out to God most High, to God, who fulfills His purpose for me.” (NIV)*


Rose (Photo credit: az1172)

Sometimes my purpose seems so very small. Inconsequential in the whole scheme of things. Surrendering all sounds good on Sunday, not so much on Thursday.

Then, I remember Jesus. He fulfilled His Father’s purpose. He came to serve. Whom do I live for? Whom do I please?

So yes, Lord, fulfill your purpose in my life today. Replenish my soul, renew my spirit and live through me. Your very life was serving.

Let me be a listening ear

Eyes of compassion

Heart of grace.

Let me be serving hands

Feet that follow

Voice of praise.

Let me be surrendered

Your purposes fulfill



poem by Patty Perkins


*The One Year Bible, New International Version, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.


About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 32 years and we have two grown sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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