Blessed is the Spirit/essence/Soul whom Thou hath chosen, and causest to approach unto Thee, that he may dwell in Thy courts: we shall be satisfied with the goodness of Thy house, even of Thy Holy temple.
Too often, I have tried to wrap my mind around The absolute glory of The King. I am laid out, speechless, confounded by The incredible Vastness of The Who/What/Why is God!
We have shared the seeming misunderstood VASTNESS of God’s Reach, we are humbled by our lack of Essence before ESSENCE itself! Time does not exist after this ‘life’! We are given ‘time’ to learn what lies before us all!
We have been sharing about science, worldly wealth, posession’s…have we learned? It stays here! Not a dime or even a penny gets ‘transfered’ to your account beyond. You know what does? Your acts, just who and what YOU are! Ever heard the phrase: “
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon Earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal.” Matthew 6:19,20
In sharing what we have gleaned over many times. HUMUNGOUS learning point! Heaven is a wonder filled place, full of glory and grace! Amen.
To learn the definition of God’s grace, it is wise to understand the Greek and Hebrew words behind this term.
A prominent Old Testament word describing God’s grace is chesed. This word speaks of deliverance from enemies, affliction, or adversity. It also denotes enablement, daily guidance, forgiveness, and preservation.
The New Testament word is Charis. It focuses on the provision of salvation.
Definition of God’s Grace – How do theologians define it?
“What is grace? In the New Testament grace means God’s love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves. Grace means God sending His only Son to descend into hell on the cross so that we guilty ones might be reconciled to God and received into heaven. ‘(God) hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him’” (2 Corinthians 5:21).1
“Grace may be defined as the unmerited or undeserving favor of God to those who are under condemnation.”
Definition of God’s Grace – What does the Bible say?
“This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:22-24).
“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with The riches of God’s grace” (Ephesians 1:7).
“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:8-10).
“For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).
“For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!” (Romans 5:17).
We are all tested; we have the grace to submit to tests knowing and believing that we are made stronger still, Amen.
“Count it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4
Count it joy! Hold just one moment. Joy? Yes! You had best believe that. Trials and temptations do not come to those in bondage. The chains are the wardrobe? Unbelievable that the chains are perceived as ‘comfortable’. The lead to destruction! Do you want to be free?
Free and free indeed, Amen!
Let us dwell on freedom… https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/freedom-bible-verses/
We can and will share so much on freedom. Browse and praise The Lord, Amen. https://www.google.com/search?oq=to+be+free+in+Christ&aqs=chrome..69i57.11508j1j4&client=ms-android-sprint-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8&q=freedom%20in%20christ%20sermons&ved=2ahUKEwiz0sO3k6LlAhXNVN8KHVTCATQQsKwBKAF6BAgVEAQ
Called to live free as a servant of The Creator of ALL! (Seen and unseen) Amen.
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“Then the cloud covered the tent of meeting, and the glory of The LORD filled the tabernacle.” Exodus 40:34
Wherever you, or any member of your household shall go today, and in all the days of your lives, the glory, mercy, joy, blessings, and honor of The Lord God All MIGHTY shall fill your lives, and all that are yours in The name of Jesus our Christ, Amen.
Have a Divine grace filled day and fruitful weekend aheax with songs of victory of Hallelujah of Dominion with Glory in Jesus’ name, Amen.
You are created for a purpose.
You are uniquely created and Purposefully Planted to bear some amazing fruit for Almighty God Himself for a Great Big Bible rooted Life!
Finding your purpose can feel elusive but it is one of the most important experiences in your spiritual journey.
Here are some bible verses that will keep you inspired on the journey to purpose.
God uniquely designed you for a purpose
Psalm 139:14-16 NIV
For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works Father are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the Earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
You Have Been Purposefully Planted
You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed and placed and purposefully planted you, so that you would go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit will remain and be lasting, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name [as My representative] He may give to you.
God is Working Out His Plans for You
The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love,
O Lord, endures forever.
Don’t abandon me, for you made me.
God Had You In Mind Before You Were Born
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
God Saved You For A Purpose
2 Tim 1:9
He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
God Will Reveal His Purpose for You Through the Holy Spirit
1 Cor 2:9-12
However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.
The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words.
The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.
Are you searching for your God-given purpose? How has God revealed Himself to you on your Pathway to Purpose?
These questions are asked to give you knowledge of your reason. The bible is AWESOME! EVERYTHING has a reason…
Pray ceaselessly – In your search, after you are led to know it, be it and live it – Amen.
Waking up feeling purposeless is incredibly frustrating. You look around and see your friends and coworkers living passionate, engaged, meaningful lives. They have deep relationships, rewarding jobs and a sense of direction that compels them to hop out of bed each morning with a spring in their step.
You know that God has something good in store for you. You don’t believe he intends you to live a life of painful drudgery in which each day is a total drag. After all, the Bible is chock full of passages about joy. While this certainly doesn’t mean that every single day is a parade and circus, it does mean that an overall sense of gladness should permeate your life.
In Psalm 63:7, David said, “…for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.” How can you get to that place? Where, instead of wandering aimlessly through life, you’re actually singing for joy (or just making a joyful noise if you’re not the singing type)?
In this post, we’re going to first talk about some key signs that you may not be living in the fullness of God’s purpose for you. Then we’ll give some key suggestions for how to begin living a meaningful, enthusiastic, joyful life.
We set out on part II
6 SIGNS THAT YOU MAY NOT BE LIVING IN GOD’S PURPOSE
Before we dive into this point, we need to make at least one caveat. In one sense, you are always living in God’s purpose. 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 numbered your days and will fulfill every purpose He has for you.
However, our choices and actions also really matter. In some ways, this is a mystery we can’t fully understand, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. We can choose to do things that will bring us more joy and give us more of a sense of purpose. That’s where we’re headed in this post. We want to help you identify those choices you can make to bring more excitement and God-given purpose into your life.
But first, here are 6 signs that you don’t have much purpose in your life.
YOU’RE BLATANTLY LIVING IN SIN.
Let’s start with the obvious here. If you’re blatantly disobeying the Bible, you’re not living in God’s purpose and you will certainly experience a sense of aimlessness in your life. This one is pretty straightforward so we don’t need to spends too much time here.
YOU LACK JOY AND EXCITEMENT.
If you wake up every day filled with apathy or dread or total boredom, you’re probably not doing what you were meant to do. God has created you uniquely, has really good things planned for you and one of the fruits of the Spirit is joy (Galatians 5:22). Sure, there will be difficult things you encounter that require patience and persistence, but overall you should have a sense of joy and excitement that fills your days, your work and your relationships.
In his book “Desiring God,” John Piper says:
The pursuit of joy in God is not optional. It is not an “extra” that a person might grow into after he comes to faith.
YOU DON’T FEEL MUCH FULFILLMENT IN LIFE.
If you go about your days experiencing little fulfillment, you may be wandering from your God-given purpose. Fulfillment comes from doing rewarding, meaningful, purposeful things. From a job that taps into your skills and passions. From a relationship that involves giving and receiving. From hobbies that are invigorating instead of mind-numbing. Yes, you’ll have to do certain things that are boring and unfulfilling, but if you’re entire life is gray, you probably need a change.
YOU WORK SO THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORK.
You know the feeling of pointless work. You go to the office, clock in, do your job, then go home and collapse in front of the television. You work for the weekends and for retirement. All true joy you experience comes from things outside of work. From hobbies or friends or side jobs.
Ecclesiastes 8:15 says, “And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun.”
Would you say that this kind of joy characterizes your life and work? If not, you may need to rethink where you’re headed.
YOU FEEL STUCK.
If you desperately want a change but also feel totally stuck in your life, that’s almost certainly a sign that you’re not walking according to God’s purpose. Those who are stuck want to go in a particular direction but don’t know how to get there. So they spin their wheels, feeling endlessly frustrated but unsure of how to make the frustration end. Do you feel trapped?
YOU HAVE NO DIRECTION.
If you don’t know God’s purpose for your life, you constantly feel a sense of aimlessness. You feel as though you’re wandering from thing to thing without any forward progress. Nothing excites you and you don’t have any specific goals you’re working toward. Unlike the Israelites, who wandered for 40 years yet still had a goal (the Promised Land), you don’t even have a goal in front of you.
6 WAYS TO REGAIN YOUR PURPOSE
In his classic book “The Lord of the Rings,” J.R.R. Tolkien wrote poem that included the line, “Not all who wander are lost.” The same applies to you. Even though you feel like you’re wandering without any true purpose, that doesn’t mean you’re lost. You can regain your sense of purpose and discover what God has for your life.
Here are 6 ways to discover God’s purpose for your life.
GO TO GOD IN PRAYER.
Again, let’s start with the obvious. If you feel purposeless, ask God to give you wisdom and direction. James 1:5 states, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.”
That’s incredibly good news. God wants to give you a purpose. He wants to bestow divine wisdom on you. It’s not like God is holding out on you to make you miserable. He desires you to have a joyful, ambitious, purposeful life. Ask God for purpose and expect Him to give it to you.
DIG INTO GOD’S WORD.
The primary way God speaks to us is through the Bible. This means that one of the first things you should do in your search for God’s purpose is to start digging into scripture. Now, you won’t find any verses that tell you to become a dance instructor or painter, but you will begin to understand the heart of God.
Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” God’s word brings light to paths that otherwise seem dark. In the Bible you learn how to live wisely in God’s world, which is the first step toward finding your purpose.
DETERMINE YOUR GIFTS AND STRENGTHS.
God has given you very specific gifts and strengths. Maybe you’re a math whiz or a wise counselor. Maybe you have a mind for electronics or business. Maybe you’re great at organizing people and getting things done. God’s purpose for you probably involves the things you’re already good at.
This is where education can be particularly valuable. Going to college or going back to college allows you to discover your gifts and then determine how you’re going to use them. It also connects you with people who want to help you find your purpose.
DETERMINE YOUR PASSIONS.
What is one thing you’re particularly passionate about? Really, this can be anything. Business, art, economics, alleviating poverty, whatever. If money wasn’t an issue, what would you love to do?
Determining your passions often helps you figure out what God has called you to do. It’s often said that God works at the intersection of our gifts and our passions. Where do your gifts meet your passions? That may be God’s purpose for you.
BRING OTHERS INTO YOUR LIFE.
Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” In other words, one of the main ways God will help you find your purpose is through others.
A caveat needs to be made here. Your counselors should be people you trust. Whether this is your professors, parents or friends, it needs to be people who have your back and want the best for you. You want wise counselors to help you find God’s purpose for you.
TAKE A SOLITUDE RETREAT.
Sometimes it can be incredibly helpful to get away from it all and take some unhurried time to think, pray and journal. You don’t have to spend a week in the woods for this to be effective. Even just a day away from the hustle and grind can be hugely rewarding.
During these retreats, allow yourself to simply be still. To ponder. To ask God for direction and listen for His voice. This doesn’t need to be complicated and doesn’t require any elaborate rituals. Hebrews 11:6 is a reminder that God always rewards those who seek him. He’s not hiding in the dark, trying to keep his will hidden from you. He wants to guide you.
IN THE END, TRUST GOD
Trying to discover your life purpose can be a stressful, overwhelming thing. It can seem like such a big, confusing, frustrating subject. You want to move forward, but you’re not sure how. You want to find your purpose, but you feel like you’re aimlessly wandering.
But you can trust God to lead you where he wants you to go. As Psalm 23:2-3 says, “He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”
You may feel confused, but God doesn’t.
We CANNOT ever attempt to ‘age’ Beayty, The Source of ALL, The Creator. We are limited by time and space…
The evolutionary history of life on Earth traces the processes by which living and fossil organisms evolved, from the earliest emergence of life to the present. Earth formed about 4.5 billion years (Ga) ago and evidence suggests life emerged prior to 3.7 Ga.
It is estimated that the age of the Universe is 13.73 (± 0.12) billion years, and that the diameter of the Universe is at least 93 billion light years, or 8.80 ×1026 metres.
Do you want to get lost? Homo erectus were the first of the hominins to emigrate from Africa, and, from 1.8 to 1.3 million years ago, this species spread through Africa, Asia, and Europe. One population of H. erectus, also sometimes classified as a separate species Homo ergaster, remained in Africa and evolved into Homo sapiens.
The earliest fossils of anatomically modern humans are from the Middle Paleolithic, about 200,000 years ago such as the Omo remains of Ethiopia and the fossils of Herto sometimes classified as Homo sapiens idaltu.
The Universe has age? Makes you really think and get lost in thought. There is matter, there are ‘charges’. From where did these all come? Is there a vacuum through which time, form and matter are sucked? Before and after?
Tradition credits Moses as the author of Genesis, as well as the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and most of Deuteronomy, but modern scholars increasingly see them as a product of the 6th and 5th centuries BC.
In knowing and understanding what was, the “face to face” discourse between The LORD and Moses was about what exactly?
We are blessed to have in our lives:
- Perfect Master.
- New Life.
Because we cannot observe space beyond the edge of the observable universe, it is unknown whether the size of the Universe in its totality is finite or infinite.
I love this analogy
When GOD wanted to create the fish, HE spoke to the sea, when GOD wanted to create the trees, HE spoke to the earth but when GOD wanted to create Man, HE spoke to Himself.
Then GOD said, “Let US make Man in Our image, according to Our likeness.
If you Take a fish out of the water, it will die and when you take a tree off the ground, it will also die. Similarly, when Man is disconnected from GOD, he dies.
GOD is our natural environment. We were created to live in HIS presence. We must be connected to HIM because only in HIM there is Life.
STAY CONNECTED TO God.
GOD without Man is still GOD but Man without GOD is Nothing.
Time was created with the emergence/Creation of the sun. There is nothing else that is as constant as the rising and setting of the sun. This brings many things into focus.
No Earth rotation, no time! What we measure as hours is the period it takes for Earth to revolve 360 degrees. Time is a measure in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.
We get ‘lost’ in our definition of ‘time’… Einstein’s theory of special relativity says that time slows down or speeds up depending on how fast you move relative to something else. Approaching the speed of light, a person inside a spaceship would age much slower than his twin at home. Also, under Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity can bend time.
So, we must ask “What was before time?” This leads to the more obvious question “What will there be after ‘time’?” These questions arise when you have the ‘time’ on your hands to mull them over. 🤔 Time? Before, during, after?
Time, Big bang, Entropy…
At the end? Is there an end? Is there a timeless dimension? Now, you are asking the appropriate question. Is ‘time’ different on jupiter and Neptune? Makes you think, the relativity of progression is vastly different, we if at those points would use ‘Time’ here on Earth to measure ‘time’. In researching this concept twins that are separated from terrestrial to cosmic times age differently!
Yet, the same ‘period’ elapsed. In essence, regardless of what ‘speed’ or ‘distance’ is traversed, the concept of “existence” is constant!
As we proceed on this journey, we will consider one question “when your Time comes to an end, where will you be?” Is it dependent on how you used your ‘time’?
You had best believe it does.