The Purpose Driven Life
By L Johnson
Sooner or later just about everyone wonders, "What is God's purpose for my life?" The Purpose Driven Life is a powerful book that you must read. It contains valuable advice to help you understand why you are alive and God’s amazing plan for you while you are here on earth and what is in store for you during eternity. This course has taught me that It all begins with God, my Creator, and it has taught me the reasons God created me. I learned that I was created to be loved by God; that I was created to love God; that I was created to love my neighbor; that I was created to worship God; that I was created to have fellowship with God; that I was created to be one of God’s special people; and that I was created to have eternal life in the presence of God. To begin with, I learned that I was created to be loved by God. God knew and loved me even before He created the world. God loved me then, and God loves me now. God is Love, and His love is very different from human love. God's love is unconditional, and it's not based on feelings or emotions. The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: "Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Jeremiah 31:3. God created me to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His own Son (who also willingly died for me) to restore that relationship. In addition to knowing that God loves me, I learned that I was created to love God. I was created to spend time with Him, listen to Him, talk to Him, and quietly delight in His presence. Jesus said, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." Matthew 22:37. We must love God unconditionally even when we face uncertainty. After that I learned that I was created to love my neighbor. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39b; For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that...
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