I will celebrate my birthday this coming Saturday and unlike my oldest son who claims he can remember when he was in my womb (no kidding!), today during my time with the Lord, I thought about the reason why I was created. Having lived 50 years on this earth, the answer as to why The Father made me came quite effortlessly.
Opening my bible I went to Psalm 20:4. I noticed this verse was dated last year in 2008 when He first spoke these words to me.
"May the Lord grant you according to your heart's desire and fulfill all your purpose." Psalm 20:4 NKJV
I pondered, what is my heart's desire and my purpose? I concluded my heart's desire is my purpose. My desire (to love God, to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth, and to be His friend) is my purpose (the reason why I was created). To love God speaks of intimacy. To worship God is to praise Him for who He is and to be His friend is to commit myself to relationship with Him. My statement as to why I was created therefore is:
"The reason I was created is to be His friend; to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth (The Word) and to have a committed and enduring relationship with Him. Not a casual encounter but an intimate involvement, a romantic pursuit and a complete and total abiding trust in Him knowing that He loves me." Barbara Ries
-- Perhaps you might want to think of the same question. Why were you created by God? I would enjoy reading your responses so please post them here so that may be an encouragement to others.
GBY! Barbara :)
- This biog is an extension of HOPE Ministry and "The Secret Place" -- if it has sown a blessing in your life please consider sowing back to the ministry at the website link below.