Do you know that God has created you for a purpose?

Do you know what that purpose is?

First and foremost you were created for His pleasure.

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Revelation 4:11, KJV.

Living for His pleasure encompasses both what you do and what you don’t do. Many people think “true religion” is merely what you “don’t do”. i.e. sins & bad habits. But James teaches us that “true religion” has two parts…

“Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.” James 1:27

Notice from the above verse that “pure religion” encompasses both what you do and don’t do. What you “don’t do” – you don’t have the same value system, priorities and practices of the world (Keep oneself unspotted from the world). What you “DO” – You love others in such a way that you care for those who are commonly unloved or neglected (visit orphans and widows in their trouble).

Make 2016 the year you live life as God intended.

  1. Live your life for His pleasure. (Rev 4:11)
  2. Live your life loving God and loving others. (James 1:27a)
  3. Live your life free from the values and practices of this sinful world (James 1:27b) Live for His purposes and pleasure.

Have a blessed New Year!

Pastor Mike