Is it more than just a book?

Long before  I moved to Tulsa I was given a book by my best friend. The Purpose Driven Life.  I picked this book up off of my shelf a few days after Christmas this year to realize that I had started to read it. I don’t know when I actually started this adventure, but I know it was at least greater than 4 years ago. To make this book even more important it was given to her family by her husbands grandma. There is a nice note written in the front of it. There was also a nice picture of Julie & Tyler being used as a book mark. I am pretty sure this picture was taken in the early 2000s. Besides this book being special to Julie, it was special enough that she gave it to me, or let me borrow it because of the impact she wanted it to have on my life.

This book is a 40 day commitment. A 40 day commitment to starting a road that should be lived the rest of my life. Just because it is called the Purpose Driven LIfe  doesn’t mean that it is telling you exactly how to live and exactly what I should do with my life, but it is a good foundation for reflecting on what I was raised to believe as a Christian and how to follow this path for the rest of my adult life. So far I have made it to day 16/40. I am trying to learn the Bible verses at the end of each day.  Great reflections to end my day with.

Verses to Remember: 

  • “Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him” Colossians 1:16
  • “I am your Creator, You were in my care even before you were born” Isaiah 44:2
  • “You, LORD, give perfect peace for those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you” Isaiah 26:3
  • “This world is fading away, along with everything it craves. But if you do the will of God, you will live forever” I John 2:17
  • “Unless you are faithful in small matters, you won’t be faithful in large ones” Luke 16:10
  • “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” 2 Corinthians 4:18
  • “For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power and everything is for his glory” Romans 11:36
  • “The LORD takes pleasure in his people” Psalm 149:4
  • “The LORD is pleased with those who worship him and trust his love” Psalm 147:11
  • “Surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes” Romans 6:13
  • “Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him” Psalm 25:14
  • “Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you” James 4:8
  • “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” Mark 12:30
  • “For God has said, “I will never leave you; I will never abandon you'” Hebrews 13:5
  • “His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ” Ephesians 1:5
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