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God’s Will // Praise & Shine

God has better plans for us than we could ever imagine. What is God’s will? What is our purpose?

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Romans 8:28-29: In all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose, which is to be conformed to the likeness of his Son.
James 1:17: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Rick Warren the author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” explains God’s five purposes for us.

We were planned for God’s pleasure
so your first purpose is to offer real worship.

We were formed for God’s family
so your second purpose is to enjoy real fellowship.

We were created to become like Christ,
so your third purpose is to learn real discipleship.

We were shaped for serving God
so your fourth purpose is to practice real ministry.

We were made for a mission
so your fifth purpose is to live out real evangelism.

“For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.” 1 John 2:16-17

We must glorify God in all things by living a Purpose Driven Live. We are all created in God’s image but we are also unique. God’s plans for each of us are different. None of us experience the same things in life. Our goal, however, is the same. Dream big, pray continually and seek to do God’s will.

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