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Planned for God's Pleasure (1 of 6)
Revelation 4:11;Matthew 22:37-38
INTRODUCTION: My first purpose in life is to WORSHIP GOD.
1. Worship is my response to God's love
2. Worship is giving back to God
I. WORSHIP IS FOCUSING MY ATTENTION ON GOD.
Ps 139:1-3 (NKJV), ''O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways.''
Ps. 139:1-3 (CEV), ''You have looked deep into my heart, Lord, and you know all about me. You know when I am resting or when I am working...You notice everything I do and everywhere I go.''
Romans 8:7 (NKJV), ''Because the carnal mind is enmity against God; for it is not subject to the law of God, nor indeed can be.''
Romans 8:7 (Msg) ''Focusing on yourself is the opposite of focusing on God. Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, and ends up thinking more about self than God.''
Heb. 12:1 challenges us to ''look to Jesus''
Mike Royco reported this true story in the Chicago Tribune.
''A man named Bill Mallory traveled to India to discover the purpose of life. But he didn't find the answer there. So after returning, he noticed a sign at Chevron gas station that simply said, 'As you travel, ask us.' So every time he pulled into a Chevron station, he would look to the sign and say, 'I'm a traveler. I'd like to ask you a question. What is the purpose of life?' These were the real answers he got. I'm not making this up. The first guy said, 'Sorry, I'm new here.' The second guy said, 'I don't remember anything in the manual about that.' Another guy said, 'I'm not much for church myself, sir.' One guy gave him a leering look and a wink, whatever that meant. However, most people just gave him a blank stare, cleaned his windshield; but he kept asking at all the Chevron stations. One day Mallory got a phone call from Chevron Customer Relations. He said, ''We ...
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