Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Momentum- Live Out Your Divine Purpose! Part 1

If you want to receive God's holy momentum in your life, it begins getting right your life right with God through Jesus & by beginning to focus on your future. I want to encourage & challenge you to begin living out your divine purpose this week. Sadly, most people don't realize that God has created them for a specific purpose. Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that God really does have a plan & purpose for each of our lives. We are not the product of a cosmic accident. The Bible says in Colossians 1:16, “Everything, absolutely everything... got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.” The Bible teaches us in Revelation 4:11, "You God created everything, and it is for Your pleasure that they exist and were created!” That means YOU!
You need to understand that you were planned for God's pleasure. Ephesians 1:4 (MSG) reminds us, “Long before He laid down earth's foundations, God had us in mind, and settled on us as the focus of His love.” God loves you & He desires to grace your life with His holy momentum and presence! When you understand those things, you will understand why the first purpose of your life is WORSHIP. Jesus taught us the most important commandment in the Bible, He said “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...”. Matt. 22:37-38 (NIV) In other words, God loves you and your reasonable response would be to love Him back.
How can we worship God & fulfill that purpose of our lives? We begin by making the choice to, “...offer (y)our bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is (y)our spiritual act of worship.” Romans 12:1 NIV The first purpose of life is to know & love God by honoring Him in every area of our lives. Everything that we do, we should do it with a heart to please & honor God. Think about how you can love & honor God in the key areas of your life this week! -Physical -Financial -Emotional -Relational -Spiritual