I just started on a 40 day journey to find God’s purpose for my life. I have struggled for years to find out why I am here. I am hoping God reveals Himself more to me on this journey. Perhaps you are wondering why you are here? Is this all there is? Do I have any value? I have been hurt and discarded by those who claim to love me…Why do I even try?
“The Purpose Driven Life” by Pastor Rick Warren may hold the answer to those questions as he speaks GOD’S TRUTHS into my heart. There are many ways to travel this journey, buy or borrow the book, download it to your Nook, Kindle or other personal device…or get it on CD or DVD…however you can attain it…it is the place to start…
AND the BEST way to travel, is with a friend. I hope you join me on this journey. It takes JUST MINUTES a day…a SHORT amount of reading, a CLEAR BIBLE verse, a POINT to PONDER and a QUESTION TO PONDER.
If you are journeying with me or have already walked this path…I would LOVE to hear from you. Comment here or send me an email at MyFathersWellness@gmail.com Let’s get started!
DAY ONE: THINKING ABOUT MY PURPOSE (Taken directly from the book, page 21)
TODAY’S FOCUS: “IT ALL STARTS with GOD
POINT TO PONDER: It’s NOT ABOUT ME
BIBLE VERSE: “Everything got started in HIM and finds its PURPOSE in HIM” Colossians 1:16 (Msg)
QUESTION TO PONDER: In spite of all the advertising around me, how can I remind myself that life is really about LIVING FOR GOD, NOT MYSELF?”
Here are the treasures I found from DAY ONE:
I can remind myself that I am living for God an not myself by reaching out to others who are hurting, who are struggling with the very things that haunt me, by repeating todays Bible verse, “Everything, including me, got started in GOD and I will find my purpose in GOD” Col. 1:16 (personalized by me)
My prayer: “I cannot arrive at my life’s purpose by starting with a focus on myself. I must begin with You God, my Creator. YOU created me Father, and YOU LOVE ME. I was made by You and for You and My purpose is to serve YOU. My life will never make sense until I understand that. I am worthy because JESUS died for me. Help me to understand and see your ways. Thank you.”
Reference: “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren, 2002 Zondervan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, pages 17-21
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