Lift our weary spirits, so we can find rest and eternal peace within you. May we stand on mountains and walk on stormy seas. Give us that unspeakable joy to dance in the rain. We surrender our all to You. May we understand Your role for us in this journey, Oh Loving Lord, and help us to see the purpose behind Your plan. Provide the grace, strength, and faith we need to take the next step to reach our destination. As we seek Your face, Lord guide us that we may walk and not faint.
With the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus’ loving name, Amen
Here in this one verse, God answers that one question:
Why do you exist? Why do I exist? For Jesus. You exist for Him. And He created us so that we can share in that relationship. That is why you and I are breathing this morning. God created you for a purpose, and that purpose is to be with Him…to know Him.
Everything in your life and my life He orchestrated so that you would come to know Him. The parents that you were born from, the living situation that you grew up in, the absence of your parents or the presence of them in your childhood. All those things God allowed and orchestrated whether we define it as good or bad, but it was for the purpose of you coming to know Him. When you come to know Him personally, that deep craving in your heart that asks the question, “What am I doing here?” is answered. Because he values me. He created me. He wants to be in a relationship with me. That fills me in a way that no one else can.
So now my relationships become about service and not about being a receiver. And that’s the way God created us to be in our families, at work, in our school; that we would enter these circumstances as servants because we’ve already been fed by God. It’s a freeing thing to know that you don’t need someone else’s value to feel good about yourself. God has created us to be with Him. So in Jesus is the real vibrant spiritual life. In otherwords, if I don’t have Jesus then I am walking around spiritually dead. Do you feel like the walking dead? Like you’re going through life…the motions of life, doing all the different things that you have to accomplish in life, but inside you’re dead. There is no joy. There is no satisfaction–just gloom and doom.
John 1:4 4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men.
In Jesus, you can have that life. How? By receiving it. It’s not something that’s earned. It’s not something you can buy. It’s simply coming and saying, “You’re worthy of my life, of my heart. I want you to give me the life that is truly life.
The adventure of life is to learn.
The purpose of life is to grow.
The nature of life is to change.
The challenge of life is to overcome.
The essence of life is to care.
The opportunity of life is to serve.
The secret of life is to dare.
The spice of life is to befriend.
The beauty of life is to give.
What are you passionate about? You’re told these five words hold the key to a successful career and life purpose. What if it’s the wrong question altogether? This talk turns the ubiquitous “find your passion” message on its ear.
Terri Trespicio is a branding strategist who helps visionaries, experts, entrepreneurs, and businesses communicate with power and precision across media platforms. She consults with a wide range of experts, everyone from surgeons and social media celebs to startups and brand managers.
Angela Ahrendts, DBE is an American businesswoman and the senior vice president of retail and online stores at Apple Inc. She was the CEO of Burberry from 2006 to 2014. Ahrendts left Burberry to join Apple in 2014.
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