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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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.



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.


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.


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.


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

In ALL things give God praise…

This I am realizing daily, Amen. In the lions den; question “Why?” – Hallelujah anyhow!

Yes! Naysayers may chime in believers in Jesus were tortured, fed to half starved animals… Were Christians really fed to the lions? Yes, Christians were fed to half-starved lions, burned alive, and hacked to death, but the most interesting aspect of this was that the Christians who died in the Colosseum wanted to die there as martyrs. – Existence with God fully is exiting the physical! ‘Time’ shall end! Hallelujah anyhow!

Samson? Are we cognizant of his story? https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-stories/samson-and-delilah.html#:~:text=Over%20time%2C%20Samson%20burned%20Philistine,16%3A1%2D4). Hallelujah anyhow!

Elijah? Clinically depressed!? An angel brought him food and drink! The angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat. If you don’t, the journey will be too hard for you.” So Elijah got up and ate and drank. The food made him strong enough to walk for forty days and nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God. Hallelujah Anyhow! https://www.nationalshrine.org/blog/elijah-a-faithful-prophet-in-a-time-of-adversity/#:~:text=Elijah%20was%20a%20mighty%20prophet,to%20return%20to%20the%20Lord.

We could go incessantly on. Yet, Jesus an angel was sent to comfort The Word of God in the garden of Gethsemane where Jesus’ grief was so great Jesus Christ experienced hematohidrosis while praying in the garden of Gethsemane before his crucification as mentioned in the Defenders Bible by Physician Luke as “and being in anguish he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.” According to Luke, Jesus’ despair was so profound that “his sweat became like great drops of blood,” and He was comforted by an angel (Luke 22:43–44). The three disciples who accompanied him—Peter, James, and John—repeatedly fell asleep despite His apparent anguish and His requests that they pray with Him.



The reason you need to ask is that God has an awesome future in front of you, things much bigger than you’ve ever imagined. You can’t reach your potential praying small prayers, believing for the ordinary, accepting the status quo. God is counting on you to tap into His favor, to see the surpassing greatness of His power. That takes bold prayers; that takes people willing to take the limits off of God, people that won’t be moved by how impossible your dream looks.

Our prayers to God are not unlike our requests of men. Our prayers are based in a relationship, as Jesus points out in Matthew 7:8. If a child asks his father for something the father knows to be hurtful, the request is denied. The child may be frustrated and unhappy when he doesn’t get what he asked for, but he should trust his father. Conversely, when the child asks for something that the father knows is beneficial, the father will provide it eagerly because he loves his child.

We have another condition to the promise of “ask and receive” in John 14:14, “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” Here, Jesus does not promise His disciples anything and everything they want; rather, He instructs them to ask “in my name.” To pray in Jesus’ name is to pray on the basis of Jesus’ authority, but it also involves praying according to the will of God, for the will of God is what Jesus always did (John 6:38). This truth is stated explicitly in 1 John 5:14, “If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” Our requests must be congruent with the will of God.

The promise of “ask and receive,” even with its conditions, can never disappoint. There is no chance of things we need not being in God’s will. He promises to supply what we need when we “seek first his kingdom and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). Of course, what we want is not always what we need. If what we want is not in God’s will, then we really don’t want to receive it. God knows what is good for us and is faithful and loving to say “no” to selfish and foolish prayers, no matter how much we want what we’re asking for.

Bible Verses Related to ‘Ask and You Shall Receive’

Mark 11:24 ~ “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

Matthew 21:22 ~ “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.”

James 4:3 ~ “You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.”

John 14:13-14 ~ “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”

John 15:7 ~ “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

John 16:24 ~ “Until now you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.”

Luke 11:13 ~ “If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”

Prayer for Guidance

O Lord, our redemption. Be our Protection.
Direct our minds by Your gracious Presence.
Watch over our paths
and guide us with your Love
through the hidden snares of life.

Fix our hearts on You as we go forward,
and following in faith,
arrive at Your goal;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

My Foundation, Center, Guide… my ALL, Amen.

David had enemies always on the prowl, and he felt cornered on many occasions. He found safety and protection in The Lord, and he continually asked for help while lifting sweet praises to His Name. We also praise The Lord for His Presence in our times of trouble. Satan is always ready to attack our spirits by bringing hurt and turmoil into our lives. In God, we find peace, comfort, and safety. He protects our hearts with His Love and guides our spirit through faith.

And we pray:

Dear God, we adore You and thank You for protecting us from vicious attacks. You are always present, a strong refuge in our time of need. In Jesus’ Name I give You praise and I pray, Amen.

NB Rev. Samuel Rodriguez repost

God has given you the tools to overcome the enemy.
Your prayer will stop him.
Your praise will confuse him.
Your peace will paralyze him.
Your integrity will disarm him.
And your resistance will make him flee.


The LORD is ALWAYS before me, Amen.

Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see – how good God is. Blessed are you who run to Him. Taste and see that The Lord is good. How happy is the Man who takes refuge in Him!

We are all guilty of making a promise we couldn’t keep! Our promises can be unrealistic or unattainable and we have no control over unseen obstacles that make it impossible to keep our end of the bargain. God is in control and all things happen according to His plan. He is The only One with the ability to always keep a promise. He is dependable, trustworthy and reliable as He promises to Love us and forgive us when we sin against Him, if and when we approach our Maker, and confess our sins.

Father LORD, You Know ALL. You know when I lay down, and when I rise. You are aware of my words before they are on my lips. Cleanse me Father with The blood of Jesus. Renew me LORD. Possess me that I may do Your will, Amen. Fill me to overflowing so that my life will show Your Love to the cloud of witnesses around me. Renew me LORD. Forgive me for all my wrongs. I pray in Jesus’ Name, Amen. 🙏🏾

Stay in prayer, Amen.

It is one of these three…

  1. God is testing our faith and Love for Him. But when He tries us, we will come out like gold!

    1 Peter 1:6‭-‬7
    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
  2. God is chastening us because of our sin. When we choose to disobey Him, and live outside of His will. This is when we need to stop, turn around, confess our sin, and repent.

    Hebrews 12:5-6
    And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “My son, do not despise the chastening of The Lord , Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the Lord Loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.”
  3. It is the devil and his fallen angels attacking your mind, body, and spirit. Trying to destroy your purpose in God.

    1 Peter 5:8
    Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Let Go; Let God.

‭‭“Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

Romans‬ ‭1‬:‭24‬-‭32‬

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