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.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Day 8

Chapter Eight: Planned for God's Pleasure

Bringing enjoyment to God, living for his pleasure, is the first purpose of your life. When you fully understand this truth, you will never again have a problem with feeling insignificant. -Rick Warren

Admittedly, I have had a problem feeling this way all my life-insignificant. This, again, is probably because I have been seeking approval from people rather than worshiping God.

Worship is far more than music. -Rick Warren

This is a pretty significant statement to me. I, being someone who can't sing, have often felt very useless when it came to that part of our church service. With the realization that worship is not just singing, but everything that I do I know that I can glorify God in ways that I am capable instead of trying to be someone I am not.

Point to Ponder: I was planned for God's pleasure.

Verse to Remember: Psalm 149:4a The Lord takes pleasure in his people.

Question to Consider: What common task could I start doing as if I were doing it directly for Jesus?

I do a lot of common tasks...

I could clean my house as though Jesus were going to visit.

I could pay my bills as though I am taking care of these debts for Jesus.

I could potty train my daughter as though Jesus had asked it of me.

I could cook dinner as though Jesus were coming to dine with us...

I think that the big one lately would be to do my homework as though Jesus charged me with the task, as I have been slacking and unmotivated these past few weeks.

So many things...

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