Living Life with Purpose!
Jesus said in John 10:10, "I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full." (NIV). There is no better way to live a full life than to have a purpose for living. Paul understood that having purpose brought passion to living. You can read about this in Philippians 1:12-18. God wants you to enjoy life.
A personal sense of purpose works in two ways. First, we work on it. Then, it works on us. Once Paul had determined his life mission, that purpose daily improved his attitude. In prisons, shipwrecks, beatings, through trials and debates, Paul kept on smiling because of his strong sense of purpose. He understood that people can either surrender to their circumstances, or they can surrender to a cause that is so great, their circumstances won't matter.
When we surrender to our circumstances, we have good days and bad days. We are at the mercy of what happens to us. When we surrender to a cause or purpose, we have good days wherever we go; the purpose never dies. Paul's attitude helped his purpose go forward, then his purpose helped his attitude go forward! His attitude helped him conclude that it didn't matter what happened to him or others--so long as the mission continued.
The people who attend Abundant Life Assembly understand that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ helps us find, understand, and pursue our purpose in life! We believe that healthy friendships provide resources and encouragement in reaching God's best for us! We offer Sunday Morning Worship and Small Group opportunities throughout the week to foster and nurture these relationships. People of all ages can come and find people who enjoy their relationship with God and others.
May you find God's Best as your purpose in life!
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Office Phone: 740-389-5936
Facebook: Abundant Life Assembly
Directions to Abundant Life
Abundant Life is located at 2303 Marion-Mt. Gilead Road (SR 95) in Marion, Ohio. The church is located one-quarter mile east of the intersection of State Routes 23 and 95.
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Read Deuteronomy 28:1–68
Moses must have felt a great weight on his shoulders as he stood before the Israelites and tried to prepare them for life without his leadership. Moses encouraged God’s people to remain faithful to Yahweh as they walked out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land.
The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands (Deuteronomy 28:12).
Moses made it clear that God—and God alone—would sustain His people. This concept of a benevolent and caring God would be challenged by the Canaanites who believed in fertility gods and Baalism. These gods were believed to control the weather—especially the rain. The belief was based on the notion that Baal had a home in the heavens with an opening in the roof that would allow him to “rain down on his people.”
God wanted to continue to bless the Israelites—if they would choose to follow Him. The choice to follow after God is always left to the individual.
Thought for Today: If we remain faithful to Him, God will remain faithful to us. The choice is ours.
Quicklook: Deuteronomy 28:1–12
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