Monday, February 19, 2018

A Purpose Driven Life - Chapter 8

A Purpose Driven Life Chapter 8 - You Were Planned for God's Pleasure

Chapter Overview:  God did not need to create me, but he chose to create me for His enjoyment.  He smiled when I was born.

You were planned for God's pleasure - remember that!  Boy in field smiling


2011 (40 years old)

Rick does a great little bit of writing on the meaning of worship.  (It isn't just singing or making music)  It brought to mind Eric Little in Chariots of Fire and how he tried to get his sister to understand his need to run.  'Jenny, I believe God made me for a purpose.  But He also made me fast, and when I run I feel his pleasure.'  I love how they did that in the movie where he is coming down the straightaway at the Olympics and throws his head back as he's running pell-mell for the finish line.  

That picture of doing (and finding mutual pleasure in) what God created you to do feels so right.

2016 (45 years old)

I was planned for Gods pleasure. What common task could I start doing as if I was doing it directly for Jesus?  I try to do this already to some degree - I would say I just need to do it more consciously and better - my daily work routine.  I need to try and enjoy life more. Sometimes it's easy for me to get grumpy with Ewa (my wife). Sometimes maybe I have a good reason, sometimes not. But I can't let it get me this grumpy this often.


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 7 - The Reason for Everything
  • 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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