HOW CAN I REALLY KNOW MY PURPOSE IN LIFE?

Over the past few weeks, the focus of my writing was to fully describe our place within this universe with promise: laying the foundation for living a life Amazed by Joy, undaunted by the storms of this world.  Now, I will turn to the second truth that is paramount in living a life of victory through any circumstance with steadfast joy in your heart: that is knowing your purpose: the purpose for which you were created.

One’s purpose is certainly debated within the ranks of psychological discussions. Ideas range from believing that your purpose is to achieve your best self to achieving your best contribution to society.  Yet, what is my best self? Or with so many worldviews, how does one know what best contribution could be to society?  The far right to far left ideologies both believe that they are the only ones who know this answer; but, do either really know the true purpose for your life or mine? Could it be that our purpose is quite different than either of these? Perhaps, we were created for a purpose with little to do with doing; but, rather with receiving.

PURPOSE TO BRING GOD GLORY-ME?

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What is the Greatest Reward God Can Give You?

Knowing the truth that God IS and He rewards those who diligently seek Him changed everything for me.  Most of all, it changed my perspective on life.  As first foundation presented, this truth transformed how I view the trials that are a part of life. Furthermore, it transformed my life to one of steadfast joy, undaunted by the storms of this world.  Can I say that I never have doubts, sorrows or disappointments?  No, most certainly I can’t!  What I do know is that those moments come when I take my focus off the truth of God’s Being and, once more, focus on me.  Many years, I focused on what the reward might be; until, one day; I realized.  Knowing the truth that God IS everything beautiful, righteous and good; then, the greatest reward He could give me is Himself! Therefore, His presence is my joy, my hope.

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand, there are pleasures for evermore. Psalm 16:11

THE GREATEST REWARD OF ALL

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The Master Weaver- Song of God’s Plan of Love

I wrote this song several years ago; because, God’s Amazing Grace changed my life step by step.  He took all my brokenness, all my tears, and transformed my heart and eyes that I might see Him.  I hope you enjoy this video and the poem below.

The Master Weaver

 

Broken threads my life you found

And with your love each piece you bound

A song of love your lips resound

With gentle hands, each thread you place

Oh could it be, amazing grace

A picture clear, my Savior’s face

What joy divine, could it be true

Each broken thread, you only knew

When woven tight would look like you

 

The Scarlet threads my broken heart

The deepest sorrows blue impart

Each silver thread of tears that fell

You guide my life with such detail

A brilliant gold, your love divine

My sins were washed, a white sublime

You gently weave with skillful hand

The portrait mine that you have planned

 

Oh, let me Lord remember this

That I might know with joy and bliss

You did ordain my every tear

That I might learn to never fear

That I might trust the weaver’s hand

And on this hope and promise stand

Your love will always know what’s best

Your cradling arms are where I rest

 

Broken threads my life you found

And with your love each piece you bound

A song of love your lips resound

With gentle hands, each thread you place

Oh could it be, amazing grace

A picture clear, my Savior’s face

What joy divine, could it be true

Each broken thread, you only knew

When woven tight would look like you

God’s plan

we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Romans 8:28-29

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord 2 Corinthians 3:18

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How to Hold Fast the Powerful Promise of Hope

Over the past few weeks, I presented the case for finding our place in this Universe by first understanding this truth:  God IS.  The core fiber of our faith begins there; however, it does not end there; because as clearly stated in Hebrews 11: 6 “he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him”.  So, it begins with knowing God IS Sovereign Lord, the Being that brings existence into our nothingness: filled with righteousness, justice, and love.  Beyond that, we have His promise that “all things work together for our good” (Romans 8:28). The entire word of God details God’s promises of love, protection, provision, and fulfillment of joy in us and for us.  Every trial we face guides us to know Him who IS the Powerful Promise of Hope for you and for me.

Jesus is our great shepherd providing for our every need who lovingly, willingly died and was resurrected from the dead to secure eternal life for us (John 10).  Furthermore, He IS the one who holds our position in Him.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. John 10:27-30

Having accepted Christ as my Savior, He holds me secure; and, not even I can wander so far; but, that my Lord and Master will draw me back into His arms of love.

Powerful Promise of Love

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What is the World’s Great Lie? Certain to Despair You!

Finding steadfast joy in life begins with knowing your place in the Universe with promise.  Faith comes from knowing God IS and God rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).  Knowing this transforms our view of everything else in our life. No longer can I believe that life is by random chance, when, I believe that God IS Sovereign Creator, the Being without which no other being can exist; who rules supreme with righteousness, justice and love.  How can I question He who has promised to fit everything together for my good, who willingly moves all of heaven and earth; that I might see Him as my greatest treasure and find in Him my greatest joy.  Furthermore, I have the choice to choose the Great lie of Satan, fighting for my importance; or to begin anew with this truth: God IS.

I began this series declaring that the power to reject the null hypothesis of life, is knowing God IS–the Great I AM.  The null hypothesis being the belief that everything is by chance. God is the power to reject the null hypothesis; because His Sovereign provision of my life, means my life is never by chance.  Then, we looked at Being and Nothingness.  My being cannot fully exist outside of my Creator’s pleasure for it to. Because my being is found in Him, I recognize my nothingness without Him.

We have explored some of the characteristics of God–a part of His Being: Perfect Righteousness, Justice, and Love. Knowing these truths are central to our faith in Him and discovering our Place on this earth.  Furthermore, knowing our place comes with a promise of His providing all that we need by His great riches in Glory.  He promises to Be all that we need, to guide us, transform us, and to bring us into His Joy with eternal life in Him.  God IS our hope, our joy, our provider, our protector and our guide.

THE GREAT LIE THAT BRINGS DESPAIR

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