personal journey

This was a journal of my progress through the book "The Purpose Driven Life"...after having read the book, I know that I've only begun to learn about God's plan for my life.

Monday, April 04, 2005

Day 7

Chapter Seven: The Reason for Everything

This chapter was a little more difficult to "get" because it is a question that I pose often in my own faith. Sometimes I become worried that the task of glorifying God is much too great for me. It seems daunting, but the following points of this chapter helped me to figure some things out.

  • The ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God
  • God's glory is hte expression of his goodness and all his other intrinsic, eternal qualities
  • Everything created by God reflects his glory in some way
  • Gods glory is best seen in Jesus Christ

Then comes the question how do I bring Glory to God???


  • worshipping him-we worship by enjoying him
  • loving other believers-loving the family of God
  • becoming like Christ-accepting Christ and changing your character
  • serving others with our talents, gifts, skills and abilities-not for selfish reasons
  • telling others about him-his love and purpose is not to be kept secret

It will mean choosing a difficlut path instead of an easy one... -Rick Warren

Point to Ponder: It's all for him.

Verse to Remember: Romans 11:36 For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory.

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

I suppose the drudgery of cleaning up after everyone all the time could use a boost. Sincerely, I get really upset when I feel that I am being taken advantage of because I am doing all the housework which leads me to working late into the evening when everyone else is sitting down to relax. I also makes me feel like I am less of an intelligent or worthwhile human being.

As a Christian, I am well aware of my responsibility in the structure of my marriage--but sometimes I get resentful about that role--especially when friends [who are not Christian] make flippant comments about the fact that I cook and clean for my family. It feels demeaning. However, that is because society has put that negative spin on being a homemaker. Society. Not God.

Perhaps I need to glorify him by enjoying what I do...and make him the reason why I am at home taking care of my family.

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