Monday, March 5, 2018

A Purpose Driven Life - Chapter 16

A Purpose Driven Life Chapter 16 - What Matters Most

Chapter Overview:   God is love and that is our most important priority - to be and show love to others. Rick said life is about relationships - 4 of the 10 commandments were about relationship with god; the other 6 were about relationship with others. He also wrote how dying people know what the proper priorities are - on their death bed they don't say 'I want to see this diploma or that award or the book I wrote'. They want to see their family. Rick also made a correlation between time and love. Particularly in the context of families and family life. Love is our first priority; time is our most valuable resource. Rick also spoke on the challenge of the church learning to love each other - they will know us by our love.  It's not love our doctrine first and them others. 

Relationships matter most - black and white image of big and small hands together touching

2011 (40 years old)

I had a good lesson/parable in this yesterday.  A bunch of us were going to lunch walking through the +15 and a blind man was trying to navigate through the hotel. The hotel on that floor is literally like a maze and so he had to go slow and was holding people up. How hard would it have been to ask if he wanted help through? I could have just caught up to the guys later. 'if you've done it unto the least of these you've done it unto me.'

2016 (45 years old)

Life is all about love.  Honestly are relationships my first priority? No. How can I ensure that they are?  Time, focus, effort. I certainly learned that this weekend with my big discussion with Ewa. Erik was like 'you guys talked for like 4 hours.'  It's wasn't pleasant talking either. But it ended up good. I realized I need to be more concerned and in tune with where she is at spiritually (and probably in general). It's NOT all about leaving behind a legacy of stuff. Like Rick said - people don't want their diplomas and money beside them when they die. Make right choices and spent time where and when it matters.


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 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 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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