All posts tagged: purpose

Planning is not of the devil:


Have you ever heard that planning is of the devil? Back in the day I use to run with a few guys who were convinced that planning is of the devil. I often wondered what bible they were reading. Take a look at what the bible actually says about planning: The plans of the diligent lead surely to abundance, but everyone who is hasty comes only to poverty. Proverbs 21:5 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. Proverbs 6:6-8 For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish.’ Or what king, going out to meet another king in war, will not sit …

two unchangeable things about God


So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. Hebrews 6:18 How certain are the promises of God? The writer of the book of Hebrews claims that the certainty of God’s promises are guaranteed by God’s own perfectly trustworthy character. To illustrate this and prove the certainty of God’s promises, the writer uses Abraham as an example of one who through faith and much patience inherited the promises of God. As if that illustration was not enough, the writer makes a bold statement about two unchangeable things about God. What are they? And how important are they? The two unchangeable things are: God’s promise/purpose God’s Oath one deals with the fact that all the promises of God are yes! and the other is more like an assurance that he will certainly deliver on what he promised. Hebrews 6:13 says, “For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had …

Rich Mullins


This is a 1996 interview with the late Rich Mullins. Here are some of the things he is talking about in this interview: Ministry Image/ Being who you were made to be The will of God Allowing God to defind you Purpose The call of God Life Expectations Holiness I am almost certain you will enjoy watching this interview: If you have a minute after watching the interview please take a moment to share your thoughts. I will appreciate it!

Chariots of Firing you up for God/ Part 1


With the London Olympic Games approaching, Chariots of Fire, the 1981 Best Picture Oscar-winner and perennial family favorite, is back. I read somewhere that the movie is being shown all over london in order to put people in the spirit of the Olympics and recapturing their imagination. I thought it was a brilliant idea, so I too am going to be watching the movie at least once a week for the duration of the Olympics. My motivation is of course is to improve my spiritual skills to compete in this race that I am in. I want to fire myself up, bringing my running to a whole new level. For those of you unfamiliar with or have forgotten the story, Harold Abrahams was an English Jew who overcame the ingrained anti-Semitism of the British establishment, while Eric Liddell was a committed Scottish Christian and son of missionaries to China who refused to run the 100 meter sprint – because it fell on a Sunday. He however went on to win gold in the 400 meters. …

Seizing the Moment!


There comes into the life of every man a task for which he and he alone is uniquely suited. What a shame if that moment finds him either unwilling or unprepared for that which would become his finest hour. Winston Churchill What are you built for? What is your mission? What is your calling…? What is your purpose, your destiny? Like Churchill, there was a young woman in the bible who seized the moment when it arose. Her name was Esther Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, “Go, gather all the Jews to be found in Susa, and hold a fast …

Hugo Cabret on Purpose…


I rented the DVD last week and finally watched Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and to be frank – I loved the Movie. Here are a few thoughts I gathered from Hugo Cabret on the subject of purpose: I like to imagine that the world is one big machine. You know, machines never have any extra parts. They have the exact number and type parts they need. So I figure, If the entire world is a big machine, I have to be here for a reason. And that means you have to be here for some reason, too. If you lose your purpose, it’s like you are broken. Maybe that’s why a broken machine always makes me a little sad. Because it isn’t able to do what it was meant to do. Maybe it’s the same with people. The amazing news here, first and foremost, is that God has an incredible and divine purpose  for everyone of us. That we can come into a saving and loving relationship with Him through his son Jesus Christ. Than again he crowns us, lavishing on each and everyone of us creative …