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Sep-25-08

What is my purpose?

posted by PrayerWarrior

Have you ever asked this question,”What is my purpose”? Ask it no more, the answer has been in your bible all along.
Your purpose cannot be found inside yourself for one thing.You must realize that you were purposed before the foundations of the earth were layed out. God purposed you to love you. Meaning God made you on purpose because he wanted to love you and have you love him in return.
Your job is not your purpose,nor is parenting ,though this could be a part of God’s plan for your life,it is not your purpose.

“He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to¬† adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.” Ephesians 1:4-6
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered….”¬† John 15:4-6

“In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. ”¬† Ephesians 1:11-12
that His people would love Him most of all,This is what we are purposed for. To love Him as well as to be loved by him.
“…’you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.‚Äô This is the first commandment.” Mark 12:29
“If you love Me, keep My commandments.”¬† John 14:15
“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:20-21
“If¬† you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father‚Äôs commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.”¬† John 15:10-11

–¬† that we love each other as He has loved us (that means demonstrating God’s love to each other, not conforming to popular culture in order to please each other)

This is his plan for us, once we have realized our purpose now we can become part of his plan.

“…the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” John 17:22-23
“Him we preach, warning every man and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. To this end I labor….” Colossians¬† 1:28, 29
“Be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.”¬†¬† 1 Peter 3:8-9
“You, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.¬† For¬† all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”¬† Galatians 5:13-14

Always be aware there are false teachers out there do not be deceived.
“…charge some that they teach no other doctrine, nor give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith. Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.”¬† 1 Timothy 1:3-7

Our purpose is not, no matter how much the world tells you,to gain all the goods of the earth,meaning we are not going to win if we have the most toys. Our purpose is not to be popular among men¬† we are to be as aliens among the people of earth. Not conforming to mans ways but to God’s ways.¬† “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”¬† Colossians 3:1-4
“He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”¬† 2 Corinthians 5:15
We must die to self and daily pick up our cross.
“…unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain. He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also….
“Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‚ÄėFather, save Me from this hour‚Äô? But for this purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify Your name.” John 12:23-28

Once our purpose is realised we are to repent and turn from darkness to the Light
“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.¬†¬† For the promise is to you and¬† to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” Acts 2:38-39
that we follow Him and share His suffering.

We will suffer somethings at some time, probably not in  the far future for our belief and our love of Christ. Do not fear that,the Lord will sustain you and reward you for your endurance in the end.
“For to you¬† it has been granted on behalf of Christ,¬† not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake…”¬† Philippians 1:29
“For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: ‘Who committed no sin, nor was deceit found in His mouth;’ who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously.” 1 Peter 2:20-22
do not be ashamed of¬† the testimony of our Lord, nor of me¬† His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling…. For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.” 2 Timothy 1:8-12
“…the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24

And finally, “‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”¬† 1 Peter 5:5 If you do not know how to humble yourself, which honestly was my hardest point when I was not yet saved,then pray tell God you are seeking him.Matthew 7:7
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: If you seek him with all your heart he is faithful to manifest himself to you.If you knock upon His door in heart felt search, He will open the door to you. No matter your sins or transgressions He will grant you pardon and allow you entrance to His Kingdom.

“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers:¬† that¬† the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places….”¬†¬† Ephesians 1:15-20

Thats right friends and brothers and sisters I am pointing my finger at YOU!!!!
God Loves you and desires a wonderful and close relationship with you no matter your religion or past beliefs. God’s purpose for creating YOU! was simply, to love you. When Jesus was on the cross taking on the sins of the world, he thought about YOU!!!!
love in CHRIST JESUS, Prayer Warrior/Tammy


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