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Why am I? What is my purpose?

Why am I here? What is life all about? What is the meaning of life? How we answer these big-picture questions is important so we can live with hope and a sense of purpose in times of uncertainty, pain, and frustration.

What is the meaning of life according to the Bible? According to the Bible, knowing God is the meaning of life because He is the “author of life” (John 17:3). The meaning of life is not based on things we see in the world “for life is more than food, and the body more than clothing” (Luke 12:23).

What does it mean to know God? Why can’t we base the meaning of life on relationships, career, or personal happiness? Understanding the answer to these questions in the Bible gives a sense of purpose and fulfillment in our lives.

https://www.openbible.info/topics/why_do_i_exist

What is the meaning to life? Why am I? What is my reason/purpose? A routine question that strikes us at moments of reflection/trial. What is “Life”?

God, as The Author of life, brings meaning to life. Everything God created was meant to show what God is like. God created a world with a purpose, by His design. The world we live in and the life of every person has a purpose and is not just the product of chance, random events, and biological selection.

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Prayer helps you develop a relationship with God

Just like your parents here on earth, your Heavenly Father wants to hear from you and talk to you. When you pray, He listens. Then He answers your prayers in the form of thoughts, spiritual feelings, scripture, or even the actions of other people.

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Prayer helps you gain an understanding of God’s loving nature

The scriptures teach, “God is love” (1 John 4:8). You can feel that love as you speak daily with Him through prayer, seeking His guidance in your life.

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Prayer provides answers

Praying and listening to the answers God gives you can help you better understand your purpose in life. God will help you understand why you are here and what you can do to return to live with Him after this life.

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Prayer helps you find direction in your life

When you privately pray to God, you can work through serious decisions in your life. God always listens and often provides the specific answers and guidance we seek. Even when He chooses not to answer immediately or in the way we might have hoped, prayer itself is a way to find peace.

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Prayer gives you strength to avoid temptation

Jesus counseled His disciples, “Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation” (Matthew 26:41). Through prayer, we can overcome temptations to sin. Pray for God’s help to keep you from making wrong choices. This will give you the strength to do what is right.

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Prayer aligns your will with God’s will

The purpose of prayer is not necessarily to tell God how you want Him to do things. Rather, it’s to better understand Him and His ways, bringing yourself into alignment with His will. As C.S. Lewis is often attributed as saying, prayer “doesn’t change God. It changes me.”

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Prayer and regular fasting can help you accept God’s will

Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights before He began His ministry on the earth. As He did this, He communed with His Father in Heaven in prayer. Likewise, if you pray and fast, you can feel closer to God and better understand the things He wants you to do.

 

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Prayer can work miracles

Throughout the scriptures, we see many examples of the Lord working miracles as an answer to prayer. In Old Testament times, the prophet Daniel was thrown into a lions’ den because he refused to stop praying. When he prayed to God in the lions’ den, angels appeared and closed the mouths of the lions. Through daily prayer, you can also experience personal miracles such as healing, peace, and forgiveness for sins.

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Prayer invites the Holy Spirit into your life

As you pray daily, you invite the Holy Spirit to be with you and to comfort and direct you. The Holy Spirit can give you answers, help you feel God’s love, and bring feelings of peace and joy into your heart.

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Prayer helps you become more like Jesus

Jesus set the perfect example of prayer. If you try to follow His example through prayer, you will become more like Him and develop a better relationship with Him and Heavenly Father.

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Be blessed. Because we ARE! Amen

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 4:13-15

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Philippians 4:13-15

Where do you get your drive?

How you live your life will prove what spirit you follow. Are you obedient to Christ and His Holy Spirit? Or are you following satan and his evil spirit? There is no gray or in between. Narrow is the way that leads to life. Broad is the way which leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13-14).

‭‭“So I say, walk by The Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to The Spirit, and The Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. But if you are led by The Spirit, you are not under the law. The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God. But the fruit of The Spirit is Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by The Spirit, let us keep in step with The Spirit.” Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬-‭25‬

Initially posted by ♥️- May Williams

Remember the book of Job!

  • Job 38:1 ESV
    Then The Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind…
  • 1 Kings 19:11-12 ESV
    And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before The Lord.” And behold, The Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but The Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but The  Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but The Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.
  • Psalm 55:8 ESV
    I would hurry to find a shelter
        from the raging wind and tempest.
  • Psalm 107:25 ESV
    For He commanded and raised the stormy wind,
        which lifted up the waves of the sea.
  • Psalm 107:29 ESV
    He made the storm be still,
        and the waves of the sea were hushed.
  • Proverbs 10:25 ESV
    When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more,
        but the righteous is established forever.
  • Isaiah 4:6 ESV
    It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.
  • Isaiah 25:4 ESV
    For You have been a stronghold to the poor,
        a stronghold to the needy in his distress,
        a shelter from the storm and a shade from the heat;
    for the breath of the ruthless is like a storm against a wall,
  • Isaiah 29:6 ESV
    you will be visited by the Lord of hosts
    with thunder and with earthquake and great noise,
        with whirlwind and tempest, and the flame of a devouring fire.
  • Isaiah 32:1-2 ESV
    Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
        and princes will rule in justice.
    Each will be like a hiding place from the wind,
        a shelter from the storm,
    like streams of water in a dry place,
        like the shade of a great rock in a weary land.
  • Isaiah 43:1-2 ESV
    But now thus says the Lord,
    he who created you, O Jacob,
        he who formed you, O Israel:
    “Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
        I have called you by name, you are mine.
    When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
        and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
    when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
        and the flame shall not consume you.
  • Isaiah 54:11 NLT
    O storm-battered city,
        troubled and desolate!
    I will rebuild you with precious jewels
        and make your foundations from lapis lazuli.
  • Nahum 1:3 ESV
    The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,
        and the Lord will by no means clear the guilty.
    His way is in whirlwind and storm,
        and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
  • Zechariah 10:1 ESV
    Ask rain from the Lord
        in the season of the spring rain,
    from the Lord who makes the storm clouds,
        and he will give them showers of rain,
        to everyone the vegetation in the field
  • Matthew 7:24-27 ESV
    Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
  • Matthew 8:26 ESV
     And He said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then He rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
  • Mark 4:39 ESV
    And He awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
  • Luke 8:24 ESV
    And they went and woke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm.
  • Hebrews 12:18-19 ESV
     For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them.
  • James 1:6 ESV
    But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.

https://www.jesusfilm.org/watch/jesus.html/jesus-calms-the-storm/english.html

Remember this:

Lets recount some of the works we have seen Jesus do while He walked among us just under 2000 years ago.

–   Jesus revealed the Father to humanity (Matthew 11:27).
–   Jesus destroyed the work’s of the enemy (1 John 3:8).
–   Jesus transcended the laws of nature, i.e water into wine and quieting     
    storms (John 2; Mark 4).
–   Jesus healed countless illnesses, disabilities and conditions by touch (found   
    throughout the Gospels).
–   Jesus healed from afar (Matthew 8:5).
–   Jesus multiplied food (Mark 8; Matthew 14, ect).
–   Jesus exemplified and taught divine truth (Matthew 5).
–   Jesus opposed injustice and rebuked hypocrisy (all stories to do with the 
    Pharisees).
–   Jesus intimately communicates (prayed) with the Father (Matt 14:23; Mark 
    1:35; 6:46; Luke 5:16).
–   Jesus called forth countless fish for Peter to catch (Luke 5:3). 
–   Jesus caught a fish with a coin in its mouth (Matthew 17:24). 
–   Jesus forgave (John 21; Luke 23:31). 
–   Jesus walked on water (Matthew 14:22).
–   Jesus cursed a fig tree with a word (Mark 11:12). 

–   Jesus expelled demons (Mark 5; Luke 8, ect).

–   Jesus raised the dead (Luke 8:40; John 11; Luke 7).

This is not meant to be an exhaustive list (John tells us that such a description would fill every book known to man), but gives us a good idea of what Jesus referred to when He said His disciples would do the same works that he did and even greater works will they do.

WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD PRAYER 🙏🏾

Father God, thank You for Your Armor, which You have given to me to fight against the enemy. I know that my war is not against flesh and blood; therefore, I stand firm with the belt of truth buckled around my waist. Thank You for Your Word. Your Word is truth, and I pray that every decision that I make today and always will be based on Your Word. I put the breastplate of righteousness in place to protect my heart, for out of the heart the mouth speaks.

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight. Oh Lord, You are my Rock and my Redeemer, and my feet are fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, I take up the shield of faith with which I can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. I believe Your Word, and I have faith in it.
Taking the helmet of salvation to protect my mind, my thoughts, my dreams, my vision, and what I see and by Your Awesome grace what I cannot and do not see in the physical.

Thank You for saving me. And the sword of The Spirit, which is Your Word Father, it provides me scripture that I need to speak against the enemy when he comes to attack me. In Jesus’ Name I give You glory and I pray, by the power of Your Holy Spirit, I am victorious! And it is so!

https://studylib.net/doc/5666569/using-the-armor-of-god-ephesians-6-13

You are here on Earth for and with a reason…

We change plans when we encounter the unexpected or learn new information. But God has no need to alter His plans. He knows the end from the beginning, and there is nothing that can surprise Him. His purpose will be fulfilled because He alone is God. So when we make our plans, we ought to avail ourselves of His wisdom and seek His purpose.

And we pray:

Lord God, You are eternal, all-knowing, and all-seeing. Nothing in the past, present, or future is hidden from You, for You are in control. Father, teach me to make my plans according to Your wisdom, to seek out Your purpose, so that I may walk in Your ways. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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You are a Christian. Be Christ like, Amen.

The Scripture says, “When you’re good to your enemies, it’s like heaping coals of fire on their head.” You would think that if we treated our enemies the way they treated us, that would be good payback. “If they talk bad about me, I’m going to talk bad about them. If they leave me out, I’m going to leave them out. If she’s rude to me, two can play that game. I’ll be rude to her.” That feels good to our flesh, to let them have it, but you never come out ahead by doing to others what they did to you!

The real way you see favor and increase is to bless your enemies. When you’re good to those that are not good to you, not only will you rise higher, but God will deal with those who are not treating you right. He knows how to heap coals of fire, how to apply pressure, how to make them think differently about you.

Covered, Amen. Hallelujah!!!

And we continue to give God glory in ALL our ways, Amen.

“For I The Lord your God will hold your right hand, saying unto you, Fear not; I will help you. Behold, I will make you a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: you shall thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. You shall fan them, and the wind will carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and You shall rejoice in The Lord, and shall glory in The Holy One of Israel. Amen” Isaiah 41:13,15-16

Abba Father, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth! Unchanging Changer! Be Thou exalted on high holy God, in Jesus’ Name.

Great Redeemer and my divine deliverer, honor and dominion be ascribed to Your glory my God.

I cover every day in this month and beyond in the redeeming blood of Jesus, for divine visitation and signs and wonders, Amen.

Almighty Father carry me in your holy hand, and make known the grace of wonders of Your powerful prevailing in my existence, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“For God will help me; therefore I shall not be confounded: therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. in Jesus’ Name.

O God be my divine Driver this month and onwards, give angelic transportation to take me to divine destinations, in Jesus’ Name.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

I praise and thank God for helping me, in my ALL in Jesus’ Name.

God’s will. How do we know God hears our prayers?

Through The scriptures, we are taught that God will always hear our prayers and will answer them if we address Him with faith and real intent. In our hearts we will feel the confirmation that He does hear us, a feeling of peace and calm. We can also feel that everything will be fine when we follow The Father’s will.

God hears all your prayers (Psalm 139:4, 1 John 5:14–15, 1 Peter 3:12) and, in one sense, God answers all your prayers. But we do not always receive what we ask for! When we ask God for something, the response will be ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ or ‘Wait’.

In Isaiah 65:24, listen to what The Lord Himself tells us about prayer. “It will come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear.” The answer to our prayers is prepared before we pray. The desire to talk to The Lord about our needs comes from Him.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/biblestudies/articles/spiritualformation/five-ways-god-answers-prayer.html

God is interested in your life

By knowing who you are and who God is, you can gain a deeper understanding of the power of prayer and why it works.

God is your Father

The Apostle Paul taught, “We are the offspring of God” (Acts 17:29). You are God’s child. God is literally the Father of your spirit. Like any parent, He wants to have a relationship with you. He wants you to communicate with Him through prayer, and He always listens when you do.

God Loves you

Just like earthly parents care deeply about their children, your Heavenly Father loves you and wants you to be happy. That doesn’t mean your life will always be easy or joyful. God will allow you to experience challenges to teach you important lessons and help make you a better person. But God will always answer your prayers because of His never-ending love for you and all of His children.

God wants to bless you

Our Loving God wants His children to receive all the blessings He can give them. Jesus Christ explained God’s desire to answer our prayers: “What Man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then … know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in Heaven give good things to them that ask Him?” (Matthew 7:9–11).

We need to focus on this fact taught by God’s Word in the flesh – Jesus! “…how much more shall your Father which is in Heaven give good things to them that ask Him?”

Before we ask answers avail! But, we need to ask! Taking everything to The Lord in prayer!

Fast

Fasting is a powerful tool to receive answers to prayer. To fast is to go without food or water for a certain amount of time. This shows God your humility and your willingness to sacrifice in order to receive blessings. When Jesus found some of His disciples unsuccessfully trying to heal a young boy, he pointed out that the righteous blessing they sought could be obtained only “by prayer and fasting” (Matthew 17:21).

Be patient and faithful

Sometimes God doesn’t seem to answer prayers right away—or at all. Does that mean He doesn’t care or that He’s not listening? Not at all. Sometimes God waits to answer our prayers because He trusts us to make the right decision. Other times, God requires us to patiently wait for an answer so we can build our faith and trust in Him. And on some occasions, God gives us answers, but they may not be what we’d hoped for. Whatever the answer, take comfort in the fact that God always listens when you pray and He wants what is best for you. Your Heavenly Father will take care of you, and He will help you become the best version of yourself.

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