Friday, July 04, 2008

Living With A Purpose

Recently I have been thinking quite a bit about different aspects of my life, including my spiritual life, health, work and ministry, social, community, finance and future family (I will be getting married May next year). Today the phrase 'living with a purpose' came to mind, and I remember a well-known book which I read few years ago, called "The Purpose Driven Life".

As I am sure many of you know that 'The Purpose Driven Life' is written by Rick Warren, and has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for a while. It presents what Warren says are God's five purposes for human life on Earth.

One of the things that Warren mentions is how the quest for personal fulfillment, satisfaction, and meaning can only be found in understanding and doing what God placed us on Earth to do. Warren explains God’s five purposes for each of us:

(1) We were planned for God’s pleasure, so our first purpose is to offer real worship.
(2) We were formed for God’s family, so our second purpose is to enjoy real fellowship.
(3) We were created to become like Christ, so our third purpose is to learn real discipleship.
(4) We were shaped for serving God, so our fourth purpose is to practice ministry.
(5) We were made for a mission, so our fifth purpose is to live out real evangelism.

I pray that these five purposes will be fulfilled in all areas of my life. And I want to be ready to respond, be enthusiastic, anticipate and have self discipline and strong desire to live a purpose driven life.

4 comments:

audrey` said...

Hi Kitty!!!

How are you?
It has been a long time since I came here.
Seldom bump into you on Facebook too.
HaHa!

Take care.

Pia said...

kitty, i missed ya! (((HUGS))) thank you for praying. jec and i need that. i'm so happy for what God has been doing in your life. may you be blessed more. (((HUGS)))

Corry said...

Many blessings to both of you! I am praying with you and am asking to be blessed with the same fullfillment of those purposes.

(((HUGS)))

God's Grace.

audrey` said...

Have a fantabulous 08.08.08 =)

Enjoy yourself at Beijing Olympics, Kitty =D