ALL things work together for good to them that Love God, to them who are the called according to God’s purpose.

🤔 Just what exactly is the ‘purpose’ of God? Of me???

Why am I here? Does my life have meaning? Do the things I do really matter? God, our Loving Heavenly Father, wants us to find happiness and joy. He Created us with a specific plan for us to grow, live by faith, and return to exist with Him for always (after ‘time’.) In our lives currently, there are limits and limitations – Nature! We have heard of, have we experienced the supernatural? God’s plan gives meaning and context to our life here on Earth and answers the big questions: “Where did I come from?” “Why am I here?” and “What happens after I die?”

So, let us take a quick view of ‘life’…

The Bible tells us that “all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be” (Psalm 139:16). So, yes, God knows exactly when, where, and how we will die. God knows absolutely everything about us (Psalm 139:1-6). So does this mean our fate is sealed? Does this mean we have absolutely no control over when we will die? The answer is both yes and no, depending on the perspective.

The answer is “yes” from God’s perspective because God is omniscient—He knows everything and knows exactly when, where, and how we will die. Nothing we can do will change what God already knows will happen. The answer is “no” from our perspective because we do have an impact on when, where, and how we die. Obviously, a person who commits suicide causes his own death. A person who commits suicide would have lived longer had he not committed suicide. Similarly, a person who dies because of a foolish decision (e.g., drug use) “expedites” his own death. A person who dies of lung cancer from smoking would not have died in the same way or at the same time if he had not smoked. A person who dies of a heart attack due to a lifetime of extremely unhealthy eating and little exercise would not have died in the same way or at the same time if he had eaten healthier foods and exercised more. Yes, our own decisions have an undeniable impact on the manner, timing, and place of our death.

How does this affect our lives practically? We are to live each day for God. James 4:13-15 teaches us, “Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, ‘If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.’” We are to make wise decisions about how we live our lives and how we take care of ourselves. And ultimately, we trust God that He is sovereign and in control of all things.

In Leviticus 23, there are two different Hebrew words that translate “feast.” The first word is “Mo-ahd,” and is often translated “appointed time.” Mo-ahd means to set an appointment, as in a set time or season, for a specific assembly or festival. As for the days of our years, in them are seventy years; and if [men should be] in strength, eighty years; and the greater part of them would be labor and trouble; for weakness overtakes us, and we shall be chastened.

God has a plan for you

God is your Heavenly Father. We may get lost in gender, this is a huge mistake! Our Creator made us in His own Image – Male and Female.

In Galatians 3:28, Paul makes a startling statement: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (NKJV). The emphasis of this passage is that believers are one in Christ. When we are saved, we are all equal in Christ. No matter our race, status, or sex, we all stand on the same footing in Christ.

This passage is not altering or removing male and female distinctions, nor can it be used to invalidate gender roles in the church. “Neither male nor female” solely refers to the matter at hand: salvation. In the previous verse, Paul says, “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith” (Galatians 3:27, emphasis added). In verse 29, the same message is reiterated: “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:29). The context makes it clear that “neither male nor female” refers to our salvation status. All people, whether male or female, must be saved the same way, through faith in Christ, and once they are saved, they have the same rights and privileges of salvation, being equal members of the family of God.

Genesis 1:27 tells us that “God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” Clearly, God had purpose in creating human beings as either male or female, and both were created in His image. Jesus reaffirms this distinction (Matthew 19:4), and the New Testament spends a good amount of space describing male and female roles in the church, in the family, and in society (Ephesians 5:21—6:9Colossians 3:18—4:1). Saying that there is “neither male nor female” does not mean that there are no differences between the two sexes or that there are not different roles. The distinctions between men and women remain, but once we are saved, our individual differences are not what define us. Our unity in Christ removes all favoritism and bias in the church. In the matter of salvation, the playing field has been leveled, and we are all on equal footing.

Political, societal, and cultural norms will change, but men and women are equally valuable in God’s eyes and able to be saved. There are differences between Jews and Greeks, yet “both are reconciled to God through the cross” and “both have access to the Father by one Spirit” (Ephesians 2:16–17). The same is true with males and females. Both men and women are equally sinners in need of Christ’s salvation. Neither male nor female has any advantage or preference in salvation on the basis of his or her gender, and both men and women have the same right to the ordinances of the church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and to every spiritual blessing (John 1:12Romans 8:17Ephesians 2:19).

The statement “there is neither male nor female” reveals our equal value in the eyes of God. It reminds us that our differences are united in Christ. It brings us together as the family of God and compels us to treat each other as brothers and sisters. Since all Christians are in Christ, all of us are one.

You are His child. He Loves you with an infinite Love. God’s plan is for you to grow, to be happy, and to one day return to exist with Him.

Your story goes back to before you were ‘born’. God sent us all to Earth to receive a physical body, to face challenges, and to become more like Him through faith in Jesus Christ. God’s plan is not random. It is carefully designed to give you the experiences you need to return to exist with Him again as a more experienced ‘self’. As the Bible explains, “This is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent” John 17:3.

God is watching over you

That psalm tells you God is familiar with all your ways. He is never surprised by what words tumble out of your mouth. He never misunderstands you. He Knows what rules you walk by. He Knows what end you walk toward. You are fully known by God—and still deeply Loved.

God’s great Love for you is a Love without conditions. He Loves you not for being good, clever, or pretty, or for going to church. He Loves you. Period.

How do you know God Loves you? Because God came and died for you—and not because you were a good or innocent person. In fact, your actions and attitudes led you to turn your back on God, and yet He Loved you anyway. But that’s the nature of Love! Romans 5:8 tells us, “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

God’s Love is not about who we are but who God is.

God in Christianity is believed to be the eternal, supreme being who created and preserves all things. Christians believe in a monotheistic conception of God, which is both transcendent (wholly independent of, and removed from, the material universe) and immanent (involved in the material Universe).

God : The Supreme or Ultimate reality: such as.

a : The Being perfect in Power, Wisdom, and Goodness Who is worshipped (as in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Hinduism) as The Creator and Ruler of the Universe Throughout the patristic and medieval periods.

God is God and He works all things, including your life, according to his purposes. Nothing can happen without God ordaining it. Psalm 57:2 says, “I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.” This is key in understanding God’s purpose for your life.

God has a purpose for us that reaches beyond what we can imagine. Even if we dream up great things we can do in life, His purpose is greater. That’s because it’s His purpose, not ours, that will be accomplished. His purpose is bigger than ours, and it will stand firm no matter what happens to us.

It’s God’s Purpose, Not Ours

The first thing we should take away from Psalm 138:8 is the simple truth that God has a purpose.

“The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.”

God is orchestrating the events in our lives according to His good plan. In fact, even before we were born, He knew all the days of our lives:

Your eyes saw me before I was put together. And all the days of my life were written in Your book before any of them came to be. ~ Psalm 139:16 NLV

God has a purpose for us that reaches beyond what we can imagine. Even if we dream up great things we can do in life, His purpose is greater. That’s because it’s His purpose, not ours, that will be accomplished. His purpose is bigger than ours, and it will stand firm no matter what happens to us (Source).

Everything Is For His Glory

We get a glimpse of the all-encompassing purpose of God in these verses:

In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him Who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, in order that we … might be for the praise of His glory. ~ Ephesians 1:11-12 NIV

Ultimately, His purpose is bigger than ours because it’s not about us, it’s about Him! He has chosen us to be a people to bring Him glory. Everything we do is ultimately for His glory.

And we pray:

Use me LORD, Amen.

Published by Fellowship of Praise: ALL praise to God our Reason, Hallelujah!!!

To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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