Daily Inspiration for The Purpose Driven® Life interweaves many of the Bible verses handpicked by author Rick Warren with reflections from his New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven® Life. Designed to be used as a convenient standalone book for daily reflection, or as an easy reference tool when reading The Purpose Driven® Life, every section corresponds to each one of the 40 Days of Purpose. Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren is a wonderful resource of encouragement. Winner of the Retailers Choice Award, this expanded edition contains new material from the bestselling book’s tenth-anniversary edition.
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About the Author
As founding pastor of Saddleback Church, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life is one of the bestselling nonfiction books in publishing history. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Rick’s Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute broadcast, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at Pastor Rick.com.
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Daily Inspiration for the Purpose Driven Life
Scriptures and Reflections from the 40 Days of Purpose
By Rick Warren Zondervan
Copyright © 2003
All right reserved.
Chapter One THE FIVE PURPOSES OF A PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE
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You were made to live a purpose driven life! The five purposes of your life are:
1. WORSHIP: You were planned for God's pleasure!
After all this, there is only one thing to say: Have reverence for God, and obey his commands, because this is all that we were created for. Ecclesiastes 12:13 TEV
2. FELLOWSHIP: You were formed for a family!
It was a happy day for him when he gave us our new lives, through the truth of his Word, and we became, as it were, the first children in his new family. James 1:18 LB
3. DISCIPLESHIP: You were created to become like Christ!
God knew what he was doing from the very beginning. He decided from the outset to shape the lives of those who love him along the same lines as the life of his Son. The Son stands first in the line of humanity restored. We see the original and intended shape of our lives in him. Romans 8:29 The Message
4. MINISTRY: You were shaped for serving God!
We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV
5. EVANGELISM: You were made for a mission!
Jesus said, "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." deep into the interior of his purposes. You don't find it lying around on the surface. It's not the latest message, but more like the oldest-what God determined as the way to bring out his best in us, long before we ever arrived on the scene. 1 Corinthians 2:7 The Message
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It's in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for. Long before we first heard of Christ and got our hopes up, he had his eye on us, had designs on us for glorious living, part of the overall purpose he is working out in everything and everyone. Ephesians 1:11 The Message
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Table of Contents
|The Five Purposes of a Purpose-Driven Life||7|
|What on Earth Am I Here For?||8|
|It All Starts with God||9|
|You are Not an Accident||13|
|What Drives Your Life?||18|
|The Benefits of Purpose-Driven Living||21|
|Made to Last Forever||24|
|Seeing Life from God's View||29|
|Life is a Temporary Assignment||34|
|The Reason for Everything||39|
|Purpose #1||Worship: You Were Planned for God's Pleasure||46|
|Planned for God's Pleasure||47|
|What Makes God Smile?||52|
|The Heart of Worship||60|
|Becoming Best Friends with God||66|
|Developing Your Friendship with God||71|
|Worship that Pleases God||78|
|When God Seems Distant||82|
|Purpose #2||Fellowship: You Were Formed for God's Family||89|
|Formed for God's Family||90|
|What Matters Most||94|
|A Place to Belong||99|
|Experiencing Life Together||107|
|Restoring Broken Fellowship||120|
|Protecting Your Church||127|
|Purpose #3||Discipleship: You Were Created to Become like Christ||133|
|Created to Become Like Christ||134|
|How We Grow||141|
|Transformed by Truth||146|
|Transformed by Trouble||156|
|Growing through Temptation||170|
|It Takes Time||185|
|Purpose #4||Ministry: You Were Shaped for Serving God||192|
|Accepting Your Assignment||193|
|Shaped for Serving God||200|
|Understanding Your Shape||207|
|Using What God Gave You||212|
|How Real Servants Act||219|
|Thinking Like a Servant||226|
|God's Power in Your Weakness||233|
|Purpose #5||Evangelism: You Were Made for a Mission||241|
|Made for a Mission||242|
|Sharing Your Life Message||250|
|Becoming a World-Class Christian||258|
|Balancing Your Life||266|
|Living with Purpose||274|