Friday, February 16, 2018

A Purpose Driven Life - Chapter 7

A Purpose Driven Life Chapter 7 - The Reason for Everything

Chapter Overview: Rick writes that the Bible says that the reason for everything - for us being here - for our existence - is to bring Glory to God.  

2011 (40 years old)

In this chapter Rick gets back to content that I am much more comfortable with.  Seeing God's glory in everything and enjoying Him because of it.  He had another quote from C.S. Lewis in this chapter that I liked: "In commanding us to glorify him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him."  Also a quote from St. Iraneaus: "The Glory of God is a human being fully alive!"  

Rick summarizes 5 purposes/ways for us to bring glory to God in our lives in this chapter.
  1. By Worshiping Him.  No issues here
  2. By loving other believers.  I thought it was interesting that Rick stops at 'other believers'.  God so loved the whole world...
  3. By becoming like Christ.
  4. By serving others with our gifts
  5. By telling others about Him.
Rick closes by asking a couple of questions
  1. Who are you going to live for?
  2. Where in your daily routine can you become more aware of God?

2016 (45 years old)

It's all for him.  Where in my daily routine can I become more aware of God's glory?  The only thing I can think of right now is what the ladies on the worship team were saying yesterday - spend more time specifically in that 'secret place of the most high' in worship and in His presence... And making the time to do that.

God is inviting us to enjoy Him - boy laughing reading bible



For background on what these 'Purpose Driven Life' posts are about, click this link.
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 1 - Its Not About Me
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 2 - You Are Not an Accident
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 3 - What Drives You?
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 4 - Eternity In Our Hearts
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 5 - What is Life?
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 6 - Life on Earth is a Temporary Assignment
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 8 - You Were Planned for God's Pleasure
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 9 - What Makes God Smile?
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 10 - The Surrendered Life
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 11 - Friend of God
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 12 - Friend of God II
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 13 - Worship That Pleases God
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 14 - When God Isn't There
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 15 - Part of God's Family
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 16 - What Matters Most
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 17 - You Belong
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 18 - Life is Meant to be Shared
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 19 - Made for Community
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 20 - Restoring Broken Fellowship
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 21 - Unity of the Church
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 22 - Transformed to be Like Christ
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 23 - Transformed by Thought
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 24 - Transformed By Truth
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 25 - Transformed by Trouble
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 26 - Transformed by Temptation
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 27 - Defeating Temptation
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 28 - It Takes Time
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 29 - Shaped for Serving God
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 30 - Our Place in Serving
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 31 - Finding Your Specific Purpose
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 32 - Using What God Gave You
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 33 - How Real Servants Act
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 34 - Thinking Like a Servant
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 35 - God Uses Our Weaknesses
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 36 - You Were Made for a Mission
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 37 - Sharing Your Life Message
  • My Appendix to Chapter 37
  • My Testimony Based on Chapter 37
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 38 - Becoming a World-Class Christian
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 39 - Balance
  • Purpose Driven Life Chapter 40 - Living With Purpose
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