Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Art Thou Beloved?

WOW the TRUTH is exciting!  Guess Who was there as an unseen, smiling witness at your birth?  Guess Who took great pleasure in your planned arrival?  Guess Who created you for His own enjoyment?  Guess who wired you with the ability to touch, smell, hear, taste, see and feel a wide range of emotions?  YUP, our wonderful God Almighty, our heavenly Father, created us in His own image and just like Him; we seek pleasure; we rejoice; we feel happiness; we feel love; giddiness; and sadness.  We cry; feel compassion; sympathy; pity; anger; sorrow; jealousy; gladness and we can laugh at the things to come!  The secret of embracing God’s love fully is to NOT concern ourselves with what He thinks of us, or in what He has done for us,  but it is in accepting the TRUTH that we are His joy, His greatest delight, and that we are truly LOVED beyond what we can think or do for God.  Our words of
love alone are worthless if we do not spend time with God.  Our heavenly Father desires more of our time, and our focused attention.  He desires and intimate relationship with us.  Our dedicated time is our most God valued asset. Whenever we give our time, we are making a willing sacrifice. Our sacrifice of our time and concentrated contact with another is the essence of genuine love.  A person can give money and time without love, but a person cannot sincerely love another without yielding, and giving up personal preferences, time or comforts.  Our choice to love God and others is to say that we VALUE those relationships above all else.  “The entire law is summed up in a single command:
‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Galatians 5:14 NIV ---All of our abilities are God given.  In His love letter to us, the Holy Bible says, "God has given each of us the ability to do certain things well." Our Father has enabled us to love Him and others well with the love He first gave us. The purpose of life is far greater than peace of mind, happiness or our personal goal achievement.  People seek to understand this question "Why am I here?" To obtain the answer they begin asking self-centered questions. What do I want to become? What are my dreams? Our focus on ourself never reveals the truth of our purpose on earth. What did God create you for?
Rick Warren wrote a book which hit the New York Times Bestseller list.  It is called "The Purpose Driven Life"  In the book Rick declares that people choose to speculate, theorize and assume that their own best guess as to why they were created will suffice. The truth is that honest revelation, ONLY comes from the Holy Bible. "God's wisdom...goes deep into the interior of His purposes....It's not the latest message, but more like the oldest - what God determined as the way to bring out His best in us." 1 Corin 2:7 The Message.  To discover the truth of what the purpose of this life is, we must turn to God's Word, not the world's wisdom. The Bible says "It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for.  Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone." Ephesians 1:11 The Message.


  1. "If you only read one book on what life is all about - make it 'The Purpose Driven Life' This book is life-changing. Rick Warren is absolutely brilliant at explaining our real purpose on earth and stating profound truths in simple ways." Lee Strobel, a former atheist.

  2. Make sure you're not missing the point of your life, read 'The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren! This book will guide you to greatness, through living the Great Commandment and the Great Commission." Billy Graham and Franklin Graham

  3. Reading the Purpose Driven Life again...WORTH repeating the read!