Contributed on Sep 25, 2019
Purpose in life is found only through a personal connection with God through faith in Jesus Christ.
In this special emphasis on living life on purpose, we are going through the Dave Ramsey course, “Financial Peace University.” When people think about Dave Ramsey, they often think about getting out of debt, etc. But what people need to know is that the teaching he shares through financial Peace ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2019
We cannot live life in the best way possible if we ignore the wisdom offered by the author of all life.
An angel appeared at a faculty meeting and told the dean that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, the Lord would reward him with his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom or beauty. Without hesitating, the dean selected infinite wisdom. “Done!” says the angel, and disappears in a cloud ...read more
Contributed on Oct 7, 2019
Seeking god's will begins with our learning to think as God wants us to think. From Epaphras' prayer for the Colossians we learn how we need to go about renewing our minds in order to stand firm in all the will of God.
Paul shares with the Colossians that their brother in Christ, who was sent to minister to Paul in prison, Epaphras, was “wrestling in prayer” for them that they might “stand firm in all the will of God.” What did Paul mean by “all the will of God?” He was saying we should seek to be in God’s will ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2019
If we are going to apply God's wisdom and stand firm in God's will, we must depend on the Holy Spirit.
In the April 1989 edition of Time magazine, an article appeared which, I believe, is still relevant for us some 30 years later. It was titled, “How America Has Run Out of Time,” and the opening lines say it all: “If you have a moment to read this story with your feet up, free of interruption, at ...read more
Contributed on Oct 21, 2019
As one who is seeking to live on purpose for God, I should be concerned that my life draws others to Christ.
As a follower of Christ, who desires to live on purpose, I want to yield daily to the Holy Spirit, so I might prayerfully look to God’s Word to apply God’s wisdom and walk in God’s will. As one living on purpose for God, I’m concerned about things that concern God, which means I’m concerned about ...read more
Contributed on Oct 28, 2019
How can I manage my time in order to make the most of my life for God?
Psalm 90, we are told, is a prayer of Moses, the man of God. And among the requests that Moses made of the Lord, he asked God to teach him how to manage his time. (READ TEXT) Time is a great leveler. It doesn’t matter if we are wealthy or poor, educated or uneducated, a manager or a laborer, male ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2019
How do we keep on living on purpose for God regardless of our circumstance?
“Life is short; eternity is long. It is only reasonable that this short life be lived in light of eternity.” - Charles Spurgeon James refers to the two extremes of human existence and illustrates why thinking in terms of eternity is beneficial for the Christian. 1. It will keep us from despair - ...read more