GOOD IDEA Liv­ing on pur­pose

Grocott's Mail - - SOUL FOOD -

There are ap­prox­i­mately 7.2 bil­lion peo­ple on the planet.

Every num­ber has a name and every name has a story. There is noth­ing co­in­ci­den­tal about our cre­ation. The Lord our God made you on pur­pose!

Psalm 139 verse 13 says, "For you cre­ated my in­most be­ing; you knit me to­gether in my mother’s womb."

Here we see the won­der­ful in­ti­macy with which we were de­signed. There is no ran­dom ac­ci­dent tak­ing place, but a care­ful de­lib­er­ate and in­ti­mate cre­ation of every sin­gle per­son.

The ad­ven­ture we have is dis­cov­er­ing our pur­pose and walk­ing in it. If you look at the core of who we are, you will see that we are re­la­tional be­ings. Our pur­pose and great­est ful­fill­ment will there­fore be found in how we re­late to the liv­ing God and to the peo­ple around us.

Je­sus made it abun­dantly clear that his in­ten­tion is re­demp­tion. He wants ev­ery­one to be re­stored to a vi­brant re­la­tion­ship with our Fa­ther in heaven. If we are pre­pared to let Christ lead us, He will not only help us into this, but he will draw us into part­ner­ship with Him as he re­stores oth­ers.

We were never meant to sim­ply ex­ist: we were cre­ated to live life to the full. We will, how­ever, only ex­pe­ri­ence this if we live on pur­pose. Dave Koch Fron­tiers Church

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