This journey is about finding our purpose in life according to what God says.
Here is Day EIGHT of “The Purpose Driven Life” by Pastor Rick Warren
DAY EIGHT: THINKING ABOUT MY PURPOSE (Taken directly from the book, page 68)
“TODAY’S FOCUS: Planned for God’s Pleasure
POINT TO PONDER: I was planned for God’s Pleasure
BIBLE VERSE: ”The Lord takes pleasure in His people” Psalm 149:4a (TEV)
QUESTION TO PONDER: What common task could I start doing as if I were doing it for Jesus?”
Here are the treasures I found from DAY EIGHT:
I was planned by God! He intentionally made me! He was happy the day I was born! He didn’t have to create me, but He chose to…with all my quirks,flaws and mistakes. No matter what I do, I am loved and wanted. However, I was not made to do anything I wanted to please only myself, I was made to bring pleasure to my Creator…to worship Him.
What is worship? So many people—so many different definitions of worship…music, Bible reading, sermon, a type of song, part of a church service, a ritual, and the list goes on.
Worship is far more than music. Worship is every part of the church service. If it is offered to God in spirit and truth, it is an act of worship.
Worship is not for your benefit. Our motive is to bring Glory to God. God is more concerned about the state of out heart. We should
offer sincere praise and heartfelt prayers.
Worship is not a part of your life, it IS your life. In 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV) it says, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it ALL for the Glory of God.”
Everything can become worship when we dedicate it to God and preform it with an awareness of His Presence.Back in Bible times, I don’t think there was anything much more ordinary than fishing, but fishing for Jesus…now that is exciting!
Cleaning the toilet will take on new meaning to me…What ordinary/mundane task will take on a new meaning to you?
Reference: ”The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren, 2002 Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, pages 63-68
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