“I, the Lord, search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.”
The benefits of purpose-driven living is:
Although we want to live in eternity with Jesus Christ and God our father we must not lose sight of our purpose here on earth. I have read so many books where it seems the focus is on eternity so much that we forget to live the blessings of this life for God and his purpose for us. The parable of talents (Matthew 25:14-30) shares of three servants who chose different ways to handling their master’s money. Two of the servants invested and doubled their money not worrying about tomorrow. The one servant who worried about the what-if dug a whole and put the money in it. He believed this would please his master to not have used the gift he was given but to hoard it away. The two servants whom invested the money receive the reward while the one who was afraid received nothing.
God’s purpose for you and your life is here and now discover it and grow your relationship with him and eternity is yours.
Warren, Rick (2004). A purpose driven life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
When you are ready for a fresh start in life you clean house and that means your internal life (body, mind, and soul) and external life (your environment and people you spend time with).
To make changes in the right direction it is important to do 3 things:
A great tactic that has been suggested to married couples in counseling is to bare all and get vulnerable by taking off all your clothes in the bathroom and the wife sits on the toilet and the husband gets in the bathtub. (Kollar, C.A, 2011, p.155) I couldn’t help but laugh after reading this suggestion but the couple that did this could hardly raise their voice as they giggled at each other and their vulnerability. So your next fight take it to the bathroom and see if it doesn’t help you scream less and talk and giggle more.
Kollar, Charles A, (2011). Solution-Focused Pastoral Counseling. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
“Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3
“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
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Proverbs 28:6 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse.
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I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them.