After teaching on the importance of
developing a Christian world view, the speaker challenged everyone in
attendance to summarize his/her beliefs about the world God had placed
them in and their specific purpose(s) for being there. The challenge
was to condense each point down to one very specific sentence. This
statement is the result of my internal searching in union with the Word of
God. The exercise was well worth the effort and has proven to be an
encouragement to me in those times when life or ministry seem difficult
and disappointment or hopelessness tries to creep in.
The Purpose Of The
Universe In One Sentence
All creation exists, by God's own
decree, in order to proclaim the wisdom, power, and glory of a loving, all
holy, morally perfect, covenant making Creator who justly punishes sin and
graciously rewards righteousness by faith to all His creatures.
Intends For Me To Personally Glorify and Enjoy Him
God, in graciously granting me life, intended for me
to know Him personally, to love Him
completely, and to serve Him joyfully by living a life that
proclaims faith and trust in His character, purposes, and ways.
Specifically Intends For Me To Join Him In Loving and Caring for:
God intends for me to respect, care
for, and preserve His created order (the earth) by whatever lawful and
biblical means (both passive and active) available to me, so that future
generations might also enjoy His "handiwork" and witness the natural
revelation of His wisdom and power through the world which He has made.
God has prepared and gifted me to exercise my whole person
(emotion, intellect, experience, education, etc.) in the work of causing
my family, church, and all whom I come in contact with, to desire to know,
love, and serve Him more intimately through the faithful teaching,
application, and living out of His Special Revelation, the Bible.
1996 Spread-the-Word Ministries