Sunday, January 18, 2009

Purpose Driven Life - Planned for God's Pleasure

Quotes I liked:

"God did not need to create you, but he chose to create you for his own enjoyment. You exist for his benefit, his glory, his purpose, and his delight."

"Bringing enjoyment to God, living for his pleasure, is the first purpose of your life. When you fully understand this truth, you will never agin have a problem with feeling insignificant."

"...worship is a universal inbuilt need to connect with God...If we fail to worship God, we always find a substitute...The reason God made us with this desire is that he desires worshipers!"

"Worship is a lifestyle."

"If you have ever said, 'I didn't get anything out of worship today,' you worshiped for the wrong reason. Worship isn't for you. It's for God."

"Every activity can be transformed into an act of worship when you do it for the praise, glory, and pleasure of God."

"This is the secret to a lifestyle of worship--doing everything as if you were doing it for Jesus."

Today's Point to Ponder is "I was planned for God's pleasure."

Today's Verse to Remember is "The LORD takes pleasure in his people." Psalm 149:4a (TEV)

Today's Question to Consider is "What common task could I start doing as if I were doing it directly for Jesus?"

What about keeping my house clean. Doing the dishes before they pile up, taking the garbage out, not leaving a mess, etc... Not having a clean house prohibits a person from having people over which in turn can be a hindrance to true fellowship. When normal every day tasks are done as if doing it for the Lord then God is freed up to use seemingly ordinary parts of life to accomplish extraordinary things.

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