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Discovering My Purpose through Divine Intervention
with Edward Cook, Bishop of New Life Church of God in Christ
Lead Like Jesus
No matter where we find ourselves, faith will always show us the path to a purposeful life in which we can strive to impact the world through God’s unconditional love positively.
Close encounters with God can set us on a path of humble service and unwavering faith, shaping how we lead and how we should strive to lead the way Jesus did, always focused on our purpose, undeterred by distractions.
In this episode of Relentless Hope, Edward Cook shares with us his chief purpose: to impart God’s Word, commandments, and promises, seeking to leave a legacy of truth and freedom from sin. Join us as he inspires us to reflect on our path and the legacy we will leave behind.
Words of Hope:
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
- Eleanor Roosevelt
In part 1 of Relentless Hope, Edward expresses his encounters with divine calling, revealing the unexpected paths that shaped his leadership philosophy. Through failures and triumphs, he learned the timeless lessons of listening, obeying, and humbly serving others.
Lesson from LIFE: Your plan may not always align with your expectations or desires, but God designs it for your ultimate good. When facing roadblocks, turn to prayer. Share your feelings, fears, and hopes with God. Remember that He knows your heart and wants to guide you.
In part 2 of this 3-part series, Edward shares the pivotal moments, the influential mentors, and the relentless pursuit of purpose. He also shares how he discovered the strength that comes from walking in the footsteps of Christ and staying faithful to our calling, no matter the challenges that confront us.
Lesson from LEADERSHIP: To be a Christ-like leader, we must demonstrate humility and maintain integrity by consistently making honest and honorable decisions.
In part 3, we explore the very essence of legacy. Legacy is not just defined by what we leave behind but by what we impart to those around us—the gifts of wisdom, compassion, and love. Edward unravels the profound impact we have on the lives of others and the generations yet to come.
Lesson from LEGACY: You can start building your legacy by incorporating small acts of kindness into your daily routine and demonstrating compassion and understanding towards those around you. Also, you can dedicate your time, skills, or resources to your church or other organizations you value.
Scripture to reflect on:
“Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.”
- Psalm 146:5
Closing prayer for Edward’s story:
Heavenly Father, I come before You with a heart full of gratitude and trust. As I place my hope in You, the God of Jacob, I know that Your unfailing love guides and protects my life. Grant me strength and courage to face each day, knowing that my hope rests securely in Your hands. Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ Name, amen.
Remember, you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God, and He has a unique purpose for you. Embrace your relationship with Him and live out your destiny with faith, passion, and love!
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