Isaiah 43:21 (NJB) "The people I have shaped for myself will broadcast my praises."
Purpose 4. You were shaped to serve God. God deliberately shaped and formed you to serve Him in a way that makes your ministry unique. He carefully mixed the DNA cocktail that created you. David praised God for this incredible personal attention to detail: “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous”.
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Hebrews 2:10 (NCV) "God is the One who made all things, and all things are for His glory. He wanted to have many children share His glory."
Purpose 2. You were formed for God’s family. God wants a family, and He created you to be a part of it. The entire Bible is the story of God building a family who will love Him, honour Him and reign with Him forever. God treasures relationships. The Trinity is God’s relationship to Himself. He didn’t need a family – He desired one.
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1 Corinthians 2:7 (Msg) "God’s wisdom…goes deep into the interior of His purposes…It’s not the latest message, but more like the oldest – what God determined as the way to bring out His best in us."
God has not left us in the dark to wonder and guess. He has clearly revealed his five purposes for our lives through the Bible. The Bible is our:
1. Owners Manual,
2. Explaining why we are alive,
3. How life works,
4. What to avoid, and
5. What to expect in the future.
Colossians 1:16 (Msg) For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, …. everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.
The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by His purpose and for His purpose.
Psalm 29:1,2 and 6 "Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength. Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker."
Luke 24:48 "And you are witnesses of these things."
Mark 16:15 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Acts 1:8 "But you shall receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you. And you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Ask Father God to lead you someone today that you can introduce to Jesus, and lead to salvation.