Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Living In Purpose: The Bible Perspective

Credit: OpenBible Info
I am on a special journey; I feel another jumping and bubbling inside of me. She seems to like what I like and whenever I talk, I can hear her replies in the joyful leaps and frequent turns. I am almost tempted to devote this post to the awesome feeling this lovely bundle makes me feel but I am just going to hold my excitement till a later time.
I am one of those that ask questions a lot and much as that can be my fall, it is also one of my strongest points.
Losing loved ones and watching happenings all around the world haven’t made me much of an enthusiast in worldly things and successes (not like I am disdainful about them though). My philosophy is more like that of the author of Ecclesiastes. 

I am of the school of thought there seem to be no end to the chase for worldly things and everytime a new ground is covered there is a 'what next' hanging around the corner and this for me takes the beauty out of the chase. To man's needs, there is really no end and till we find purpose our chase will never be ordered.
Purpose is that special journey several scholars have tried to define. Since this is not an academic journal, I am just going to skip all the ‘big English’ definition. Purpose is what we embark on anticipating an intended outcome.

The bible talks about purpose in different ways but I hope we all agree our ultimate purpose is for us to worship and fear God our creator.  This is as Solomon put it: Fear God and keep his commandment, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil" (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14). In this ultimate purpose, we can find all other purposes for which we are created.

But rise and stand upon your feet, for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and witness to the things in which you have seen me and to those in which I will appear to you. Acts 26:16.

I am trying to avoid turning this to a sunday sermon, however, walking in the spirit opens one’s inner eyes to all the beautiful things God had in mind while we were being created. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

The first book of the bible says “And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28 ESV. Baring in mind that I started this post by spilling the beans on the little being growing inside me, you would understand how purposeful I must feel right now and just how blessed I think mothers are.  Sorry, I digress again.
You'd agree with me , it is pointless reading all the paragraphs of this post and wondering what the point is. So like we love to do here, my last thoughts are that while we might become absorbed in our day to day activities in the chase for a better life here on earth, we must bear in mind that there is an ultimate purpose for which we are created and that, we must never lose sight of .

There are so many verses of the bible that touches on purpose and in your spare time, you might want to read them.

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