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Chapter Eleven: The True Purpose of Life.

Of what good or importance is the purpose-driven life if faith and trust in its creator do not drive it? God is the only true purpose; He is the only one who can give any life reason or direction. If the purpose or action of a purpose driven life is merely to bless and prosper the life of the one who is doing the manipulation, then it is being driven by or for the wrong intent or purpose. Self-centered actions are of little value and possess minimal benefit. When we center ourselves on self, we create a dismal state of [Read More…]

Chapter Twelve: God, the True Giver of Abundance.

Abundant living is lived mostly in the spiritual realm and must be built and directed by the one true director of that realm. The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leeaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth [Read More…]

Chapter Ten: The Purpose-Driven Life.

Recently, there has been a lot said about this topic, and I feel like much of it has only been opinion and not fact. It is misleading to suggest that we gain true fulfillment by doing those things our evil desire demands. To tell someone, “If it feels good, do it,” will, in many cases, cause him or her much distress and eventually send them to hell. How do you pretend to show wisdom or affection by leading someone in the wrong direction, or how do you make something more agreeable by adding confusion? In the Christian life, you do [Read More…]

Chapter Nine: My Credibility for Writing.

I am sure there will be many who view my writing as nonsense, and I will be viewed as a fanatic; but, for this book to be credible, it must be supported in whole by the Holy Word of God. That means I will not seek to issue my opinion or the opinion of any other and will stick to God’s infallible Word for my substantiation. Opinions today are short-lived and insignificant; and, for my writing to have any force or power, it must be factual. I do not view myself as important or necessary. God can and will use [Read More…]

Chapter Eight: God’s Ultimate Gift: Sacrificial Love.

The most wonderful gift of life is to love and to be loved. God created us to love and to be loved because it is in loving that we find the true meaning of completion. When you can get past that point of selfish expectations, then you will experience what true mercy and compassion is all about. Love is the solution to all things good, righteous, and holy. There is never anything harmful found in love; it always seeks to forgive, bind up, and restore. Love is eager to meet the needs of others, to unselfishly give of all it [Read More…]

Chapter Seven: The Ever-Abiding Truth of God.

The more we know about God’s truth, the better we are prepared to secure His triumph. The enemy has spent thousands of years trying to defeat what he knows is the truth. If the number one enemy of Satan is the truth, then it stands to reason why his goal would be the distorting and disguising of that truth. From the very beginning of man, Satan has been on a fervent crusade to destroy the truth of God and His Word. The Bible states that ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). He, [Read More…]