Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Lessons Learned

I read in a Christian magazine today about the life lessons that a minister learned, before he went to be with our Heavenly Father recently. And these lessons are very important and inspiring:

  1. The Importance of Understanding the Basis of our Acceptance by God
  2. The Importance of Having a Sense of Purpose and Vision for our Life
  3. The Importance of Family
  4. The Importance of Depending On and Honouring the Holy Spirit in Christian Service
  5. The Importance of Personal Devotional Life

What do you think of these 5 lessons?


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I think talking about 'purpose and vision' is deeply unhelpful and probably orignates in management culture.

The only purpose we need is to be occupied with Christ and the only vision we need is to desire to be with Christ.

God Bless


Nunzia said...

I think we also need to have a deep trust and reliance (personally) with God. Too often we look at God abstractly and think our salvation is based on our performance. Trusting that it's based on our faith in Him is the most important thing, I think. I dunno... this last week has taught me a lot. God bless you :)

Kitty said...

Matthew, I think talking about 'purpose and vision' can be helpful if they are Godly goals, and will help us focus on Him.

I agree that we need to have the desire to be with Christ.

Kitty said...

Nan,trust and faith are so interconnected isn't it? Surely trusting God in all that we do in of ulmost importance. Praise God that you've learned a lot this last week. May God continue to show you His grace and mercy.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

If we are occupied with Christ, why should we need purpose and vision?

Thinking about purpose and vision just draws our attention to ourselves.

The Bible never encourages us to be developing a purpose of vision, but simpy urges us to submit to God's will.

Talking about purpose and vision just smacks of popuar pyschology.

Every Blessing in Christ


Mark D said...


I think this minister "hit the nail on the head" with all of them. That's a very good list, and I think all five are essential. Good post!

Kitty Cheng said...

Matthew, I suppose if our purpose and vision is godly and Christ centred, they can actually help us to serve God better. Actually I believe Psychology to a certain extent can be used by God to bless people too.

Thanks Mark. I agree that this minister "hit the nail on the head" too.