i have opted at this subject for many years to see what is the point of life. I mean i get that god wants our lifes to him but he knows what we will do freedom or not so if we suffer is ti his will? Is he not all loving or what.
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To discover your purposes in life you muist turn to Gods word, not the world's widom. you must build your life on eternal truths, not pop-psychology, success motivation or inspirational stories. the bible says "its in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, He had His eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose He is working out in everything and everyone." this verse gives us 3 insights on your purpose:-
1. you discover your identity and prupse through a relationship with Jesus Christ
2. God was thinking of you long before you ever thought about Him. His purpose for your life predates your conception. He planned it before you existed.
you may choose your career, spouse, hobbies and many other parts opf your life but you dont get to choose your purpose.
3. the purpose of your life fits into a much larger, cosmic purpose that God had designed for eternity.
you were made for God not vice-versa. life is letting God use you for His purposes, not Him for your own purposes.
they are a couple of pointers i got from the book read it its gr8!!! it really gives u an insight bout ur life. we had a meeting on lifes purpose wen i type it up ill post it here.
* We are created for the glory of His name and for His glorification.
* God is Love. We are created because of His Love: He wants us to be His children and to decide to take the most precious opportunity to enjoy eternal life in His Kingdom.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
This is the answer the priest in my church always gives. God created us because he loved us. In Jeremiah he says:""Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart,"
He created us because he wanted us to taste of his holy love. He created us because he wants us to run into his arms and see how beatiful he is. It is not his fault we choose to turn away from him and listen to devil and follow the sin. God knocks on each door of our hearts every day, it is us that choose not to open for him. This is not God's will, it is ours and the devil's.
Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
I will praise God's name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
and the following verse of Psalm 63 proves both Love and glorification are inter related:
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.
so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
They were seared by the intense heat and they cursed the name of God, who had control over these plagues, but they refused to repent and glorify him.
to meditate further:
Jesus replied, "If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.
28"Father, glorify your name!" 29Then a voice came from heaven, "I have glorified it, and will glorify it again." The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him.
"Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.
2 Thessalonians 1
12We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord, Jesus Christ.
let me rephrase the points of my reply above:
* We are created as an expression of His unlimited Glory.
We glorify the Lord for the fullness of His Love.
* God is Love. God created us because He wants us to be His children and to decide, or chose to take the most precious opportunity to enjoy eternal life in His Heavenly Kingdom.
if so, i agree with you but that also means we were created because of God's love for us.
Of course we were created of love!