Tag: purpose

TRAINING: The Happiness/Purpose Connection

Most parents today would say that their goal for their children is “happiness.” Unfortunately, the end result of that journey to “happiness” most often ends in disappointment. The kids grow up to drift from one thing to another, many move back home, and the elusive butterfly of happiness is farther away than ever. As Christians, the path is not so mysterious. (more…)

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LONG-RANGE VISION: Short-term actions

“I will make you into a great nation”

“Look up at the heavens and count the stars–if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”

“You . . .will greatly increase your numbers.”

“You will be the father of many nations.”

“I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you.”

These words that God spoke to Abraham are quite astounding! He was revealing to Abraham the impact of his fatherhood, its sway over generations yet unborn, his lasting influence that would be passed down from one generation to the next. And the Bible says this, “Abraham believed God. . .”

God wants all of us to see past our own moment in time and to see the legacy that we leave in our children for generations to come. (more…)

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