Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Faith & Fitness Day 7: The Reason for Everything

For day 7 of the Purpose Driven Life book, Rick Warren said, "It's all for him."  I really like how he starts each daily message with a very simple message that makes you go, "Humm...." :-)

Today, its so easy to get caught up into ourselves.  We now have technological gadgets that allows us to take "selfie" pictures.  From telephones, tablets, computers, and now watches.  We can take a "selfie" almost anyone where and show the world all the things that we do.  We're now able to get degrees, certifications, and other specialty awards much easier than ever before. We can add titles to our names and prove to the world our intelligence.  Some people are the first in their families to achieve advance degrees.  It's good to have pioneers that blaze new trails, however, one must remember that "It's all for him."

Here are a few points that Rick Warren points out in the book:
1.  "Everything comes from God alone.  Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory." Romans 11:36

2.  The ultimate goal of the universe is to show glory to God.

3.  There are many ways to bring glory to God:
---1.  Worshiping him with your lifestyle  "Use your whole body as a tool to do what is right for the glory of God." Romans 6:13

---2.  Loving other believers

---3.  Becoming more like Christ-"As the spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more." 2Cor3:18

---4.  Serving others with our gifts. "God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God's generosity can flow through you.....Are you called to help others? Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies.  Then God will be given glory." 1Peter 4:10-11 and 2Cor8:19

---5.  Telling others about him. "As God's grace brings more and more people to Christ, ....God will receive more and more glory." 2Cor4:15

What will you live for?  God is inviting you to live for his purpose.  First believe God loves you.  Believe that no matter what you've done, God wants to forgive you.  Second receive Jesus into your life as Lord an Savior.  Receive his spirit and he will give you the power to fulfill his purpose for your life.

Question to Consider:  Where in my daily routine can I become more aware of God's glory?

Video Message: Day 7 The Reason for Everything

Exercise Video: Quick Total Body Toning

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