We Must Focus On God — Chapt. 1 — Purpose Driven Life
Posted by infinitygoods on February 7, 2008
The introduction can be found on the Purpose Driven Life page.
“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.” Matthew 16:25
We must focus on God. I loved two of the quotes Rick Warren found for this first chapter because they are quotes from atheists. Atheists! Yet, even these well-known atheists talk about God and what life would be without God.
Bertrand Russell says “Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless.”
And Andrei Bitov, a novelist who lived in Russia’s atheistic communist regime, suddenly received this revelation: “Without God, life makes no sense.”
Was there a quote in Chapter 1 which spoke out to you more than the others?
God has given us life and he is the source of everything glorious. Life would be nothing without God so God is everything. “For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, everything got started in Him and finds it’s purpose in Him.” Colossians 1:16.
If everything was made by God, then we should see God in everything. If God is glorious, the life is glorious.
I especially see God in nature, in little children, in art and vibrant colors and in anything beautiful. Where do you see God most?
Warren also brings up self-denial which reminded me of Mathew 16:25. “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.”
We must lose our life to God and His purposes because God is what matters most. If we focus our time and efforts on what matters most and forget all the other things in our busy lives which try to draw and quarter in all directions, then suddenly we will have time to do what is important. Instead of spinning our wheels trying to do it all, we need to focus and specialize on what is important for our purpose.
How will you live for God? What did you see in this chapter? What else came to mind as you were reading?
Tomorrow, we will discuss Chapter 2. May God bless you always.