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Topic: Purposefulness (Purpose in Life) (05/25/06)
TITLE: No Mystery
By Laraine Hemrick Horney
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God have given us life that we might live and breathe and have a purpose – and that is ultimately to be in a relationship with Him. Jesus came to be the Way back to that relationship when sin separated us from God. After we accept Christ, we are restored to a relationship with God. Then we are to be about the business of representing Him wherever we go.
Our lives, when lived “on purpose” (kind of like “on target”) become rich and full. When we live in sweet communion with God, filled and empowered by His Holy Spirit to live out each day, our lives take on a new vitality. Everything we do has new meaning when we live with purpose: We can parent on purpose. We can be a terrific employee, on purpose. We can cultivate friendships on purpose. Every detail becomes important when life is looked at from this perspective. Nothing is accidental. God has ordained and allowed that “all things work together for good to those who love him and are called according to His purpose.”
If our purpose is to honor Him and bring Him glory, then we do that as we anticipate that He will be working in and through us daily. We can align ourselves with that fact, eagerly anticipating it, or we can resist Him. But, to be honest, most Christians that I have met that are busy resisting are miserable. When we resist Him, it is as though we are saying “no” to the plans that He is working in our lives.
If you want a life of depth and meaning, align yourself with His purpose for you. His purpose is that we dwell in the joy, peace and freedom that He offers, and share His truth with those around us.
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