In my first #Faith post I had said I was going to begin reading this book–today I have started! A journey with a purpose– the title of the first part of this book written by Rick Warren, hits home to me because why are we truly here on Earth? The Purpose Driven Life will help one to understand why we are alive and reveal God’s amazing plan for each one of us. It All Starts with God– was so hard for me to understand after the first time I read this book but makes so much more sense now. Is it hard to ACTUALLY live this way?!? YES!! We live in a world where everyone is so self-centered and worried ONLY about themselves that we forget the big picture. IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU! “You were made by God and for God–and until you understand that, life will never make sense.”
I mentioned in my first #Faith post that my husband and I have really been trying to focus on our faith and building our lives around God. It’s tough at times to understand it all. It’s tough at times to realize it’s not about us, our families and our careers. “Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.” Colossians 1:16b.
My faith has definitely grown these past 4-5 years since we started attending Sunnybrook Church in Sioux City Iowa, but it’s a journey that we are still on, as a family. I have to be honest that I struggled finding any meaning of Church/God as I grew up in the Catholic church— never would I bad mouth the church, but it never made sense to me and I had a hard time getting myself and husband to go. Sometimes, to find your faith, you need to venture out and find a ‘church home.’ Where you are comfortable and where things make sense. Where you can be you and FIND YOU & YOUR PURPOSE!
The question for me and maybe you today: In spite of all the advertising around us, how can we remind ourselves that life is really about living for God, not myself?