“On Purpose” from Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

Not only is Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones something kids of a wide age range can enjoy, but it’s something that stirs my own heart every time I read it. In fact, I’ve been reading one each morning before most of the kids are up. It’s a quick and beautiful reminder of a truth about God and what that means for my life.

I wanted to share the one I read to my preschool daughter this morning called “On Purpose”. What if we each lived our days with this truth in our hearts?


by Sally Llloyd-Jones

Did you just end up here on earth? Was it all by accident?

The Bible says it wasn’t a mistake or an accident. It was a plan.

You didn’t just end up here. God put you here on purpose.

God wanted you here, and he had to have you here right now. Because he has a wonderful plan for you–something that only you can do.

Every single thing about you–the color of your eyes, your name, what you love, every day you will live–God knew before time began.

Even before you were born, he loved you. You began in God’s heart.

You are his. Made by him. Made for him.

“You saw my body as it was formed. All the days planned for me…before I was one day old.”

PSALM 139:16 (NCV)

Here is the trailer video that will give you an idea of what to expect if you order this delightful devotional. The art work makes my heart sing as much as the words do.


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