Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Momentum- Live Out Your Divine Purpose! Part 2

The second purpose of your life is to learn how to love others. You need to understand that you were formed for God's family, this is called Fellowship. In other words, God wanted a family. The Bible says the whole reason you exist is God wanted you to become a part of His family, which makes you unique. And that family that you are adopted into by faith in Jesus is going to last forever. “God has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God's own family.” 1 Pet. 1:3 (LB)
The Bible says this, “God’s unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. And this gave Him great pleasure.” Eph. 1:5 (NLT) Again, He did it for His own enjoyment. God wanted a family and He wanted you to be a part of it.
Here's the deal, your spiritual family, God’s family, is going to outlast your physical family. Physical families don’t last. We all get old, grow up, move away & die. Bottom line, physical families don’t last. But the spiritual family of God is going to go on and on and on for eternity.
To fulfill the second purpose of your life, you need to be rooted & planted in a local church. We're reminded in 1 Peter 2:17 when Peter told us to, “Love your spiritual family.” (Mes) You can NEVER fulfill your destiny & divine purpose alone. You need God & you need His family, the Church! Get connected! Remember, “We belong to each other and each of us needs all the others.” Rom. 12:5 (NLT)