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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
12:01 pm
Katie Brazelton's Pathway to Purpose series
Anyone interested in sharing thoughts about the Pathway to Purpose for Women series by Katie Brazelton?

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
12:08 pm
Saturday, July 30th, 2005
11:54 am
Reinventing this community
It seems that I keep missing the mark on what this community is meant to be, but I'm going to give it another try. I've been researching the field of life coaching, and I'd like to try to apply some of the insights from various books that I already own, but have not yet fully processed (with full credit to each author for his or her contribution), into developing a specific life plan that is informed by the principles behind "The Purpose Driven Life" and others. Anybody feel like working with me on a collaborative life-coaching experiment?
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
1:16 pm
New Community-- Prayer For India!

Greetings one and all,

This community is being established for those who desire to pray for India, have a heart for India, who are Indian (living anywhere), are missionaries in India, or just want to check out what God is doing in that large region. The purpose of this community will be cultural exchange between regions of India (anything from Divali to Desi food recipes to religious/cultural study to Bollywood), understanding, keeping up with news and needs of India, and correspondences between all affiliated with India in some way.

I look forwards to seeing what God will accomplish as we all gather together with one purpose.
--- all welcome to join ---

++will be cross-posted++

Monday, July 4th, 2005
2:15 pm
Hello, I'm himiiko.
I have been reading The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. I have really enjoyed this book and I have learned a great deal about God. I'm on Chapter 30 however I'm starting have conflicts within my heart about accepting Jesus and His way. Not that I do not want accept Him, I feel that I'm not applying Him to my life as I should. I can be extremely crude at moments then a sweet young lady the next. I see wonderful potentials within myself while reading this book...it's like seeing the sloppy nasty clay before it becomes a beautiful vessel.
Do I make any sense at all?
If I do, have any of you ever experienced this?

Current Mood: disappointed with myself
Monday, May 30th, 2005
1:36 pm
How does one live without a purpose?
Thursday, April 21st, 2005
9:45 pm
Rick Warren's vision statement for the Purpose Driven movement
The Purpose Driven Movement Vision
(The Angel Stadium Declaration - April 17, 2005)
By Rick Warren

Today I am stepping across the line. I'm tired of waffling and I'm finished with wavering, I've made my choice, the verdict is in, and my decision is irrevocable. I'm going God's way. There's no turning back now!

I will live the rest of my life serving God's purposes with God's people on God's planet for God's glory. I will use my life to celebrate his presence, cultivate his character, participate in his family, demonstrate his love, and communicate his word.

Since my past has been forgiven, and I have a purpose for living, and a home awaiting in heaven, I refuse to waste any more time or energy on shallow living, petty thinking, trivial talking, thoughtless doing, useless regretting, hurtful resenting, or faithless worrying. Instead I will magnify God, grow to maturity, serve in ministry, and fulfill my mission in the membership of his family.

Because this life is preparation for the next, I will value worship over wealth, "we" over "me," character over comfort, service over status, and people over possessions, position, and pleasures. I know what matters most and I'll give it all I've got. I'll do the best I can with what I have for Jesus Christ today.

I won't be captivated by culture, manipulated by critics, motivated by praise, frustrated by problems, debilitated by temptation, or intimidated by the devil. I'll keep running my race with my eyes on the goal, not the sidelines or those running by me. When times get tough, and I get tired, I won't back up, back off, back down, back out or backslide. I'll just keep moving forward by God's grace. I'm Spirit-led, purpose-driven and mission-focused so I cannot be bought, I will not be compromised, and I shall not quit until I finish the race.

I'm a trophy of God's amazing grace so I will be gracious to everyone, grateful for everyday, and generous with everything that God entrusts to me.

To my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I say: However, Whenever, Wherever, and Whatever you ask me to do, my answer in advance is yes! Wherever you lead and whatever the cost, I'm ready. Anytime. Anywhere. Anyway. Whatever it takes Lord; Whatever it takes! I want to be used by you in such a way, that on that final day I'll hear you say, "Well done, thou good and faithful one. Come on in, and let the eternal party begin!"
Sunday, March 13th, 2005
4:24 pm
I just wrote entries on "purpose" and used Purpose Driven Life a little bit. Check them out if you want and comment!
Wednesday, June 9th, 2004
7:50 pm
40 Days of Purpose
My church will be starting the 40 Days of Purpose this fall, and we have an organizational meeting Monday. I'm going to try again this year to use this community for 40 Days of Purpose. Anyone else with me on this?

Current Mood: determined
Monday, March 8th, 2004
11:39 am
Today I got a news letter from church, and the pastor included a word about (and he has been talking about this) the way Christians are so laxed in goverment. That we should take a more active part in politics. Another thing, he said was that he believed the way things were going with christians being so laid back and tolerant of the world today that God might remove a lampstand or hedge of protection from around our country or something like that. I wish I had the letter with me, but I think it went something like that.

What I don't understand though is what's the point of taking stands and getting involed too much in gov't (other than electing officals, etc)? Is everything not already pre-destined? The bible gives an outline of whats going to occur in the final days in, just to name a few, Daniel, Isaiah, Revelation.....the bible also says God knows the date and time of the end. This tells me that everything is predestined (or right now thats my opinion of that).

BTW, I know i'm going to be asked this. I'm Baptist.
Sunday, March 7th, 2004
11:29 pm
Hi all i'm new to the community. My name is Kristal, 24yrs old, and live right outside New Orleans.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2004
9:27 pm
40 days of purpose
anyone doing the 40 days of purpose??????
Monday, February 16th, 2004
11:06 pm
Working through "Growing in Grace" by Bob George
Since this community isn't being used at all right now, I'm going to use it to work through "Growing in Grace" by Bob George, which is the book that our "adult Sunday school" class is covering this session.

The author says: "If we are going to grow in grace, we must focus on what God is doing in the midst of what we are doing." We don't have to be perfect already before God can work with us!

Over the course of this week, I want to go through some of the first chapter of this book.

Current Mood: ambitious
Tuesday, January 27th, 2004
9:29 pm
Sometimes God shows us ....
When we scramble desperately for answers, God sometimes makes us wait. But, in the right moment, we find out why we have been placed where we are.

I'm still feeling so much right now that I can hardly breathe. I want to hug everybody but that's not acceptable behavior. :-)

God, I know that You understand the kind of love I'm experiencing now. Sometimes it feels as though I'm a little bit in love with about a dozen people at once. But You are in love with millions.

I pray that the Lord will not take away what I have been given today. But I will try to accept whatever happens and be grateful for these moments of joy today.

Current Mood: grateful
Thursday, January 22nd, 2004
10:00 pm
Praise Report
Thanking and praising God today in every place that I can! This is my cyberspace version of yelling it from the rooftops. I'm even digging out all the online journals that I haven't posted in lately (and trying to find their lost passwords), because I have too much gratitude to fit into just one journal tonight.

God has been "amazingly gracious" to me today. Someone I care about has survived surgery and is doing well so far; I have re-established contact with an old friend; and I am beginning to work through some lifelong issues about friendship and why I'm afraid of it. I think I'm finally going to be able to break through some "strongholds" that have been deeply rooted in my life. God is doing a huge work in my life right now, and it's scary and exciting and wonderful.

(And no, posting this praise report online is NOT going to get God so angry that He promptly takes away everything that I am grateful for, just to punish me for having the insolence to dare to praise Him.)

I am awed by Your provision for me, Lord.

Current Mood: grateful
Monday, January 19th, 2004
8:54 pm
God's purpose in my failures
Whenever I fail, God will use it for the greater good.
We all learn best from our failures. Yesterday morning, when I completely messed up the video for the PowerPoint presentation at church (severely inconveniencing the worship team and the guest singers), everyone was wonderfully kind and gracious about it. I expected to feel humiliated, embarrassed and shamed - but I didn't. Instead, I felt forgiven and loved.
I'm really feeling that I'm in the right place at last, finally working with God's timing.

Current Mood: optimistic
Friday, January 9th, 2004
11:27 am
Prayer Request for Tonight at 9pm

I am a member of the seekinghisface community and tonight is the big election night for a new head leader. God has given us a very dynamic leadership staff and an annointed ministry. Day to day we face spiritual attacks on all sides, but that does not throw off the plans of God. Hallelujah!

This is to be the first night that almost all the leadership have met together. Tonight at 9pm we seek more than God's chosen for leadership, we seek the Spirit's pouring upon our ministry. We seek a unified one accord Body of Leaders. We seek God's will.

I am praying for God to act upon our ministry like He did in Acts 2.

The Fellowship of the Believers

42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

We need prayer for spiritual protection by the Blood of Jesus, the Spirit's annointing power, and for discernment. Anything God places on your heart to pray for, please do. You will be serving more than just our leadership Body and the Lord. You'll be serving the entire Body of Seeking His Face Ministries and everyone they interact with.

If you are led, fast on our behalf.

God Bless you and may you seek his face daily.

Love in Christ,

P.S. If you are the moderator and you aren't a member of christianmods, contact me for an invite to the closed community.
Sunday, October 19th, 2003
6:08 pm

I have created this community primarily for those who wish to seek God with all their heart, mind, and soul together in one accord. The exact aim of this community varies with the vast array of unique children of God that will be brought here. Prayer requests shared. Godly insight passed. A poem of exhortation lifted up-- devoid of pride and selfishness.

We come here to jointly commit to giving God our all and decide to strive to do so together by whatever means He calls us to.

Thinking outside the box of the temporal led by the direction of He who knows the eternal.
Monday, October 6th, 2003
9:22 pm
40 Days of Purpose
Anybody working through the fall "40 Days of Purpose" campaign (October 11 - November 23) and interested in posting to this community?

Current Mood: hopeful
Friday, August 8th, 2003
9:07 pm
James Emery White's "You Can Experience a Purposeful Life"
Since nobody seems to be interested in using this LJ community to work through "The Purpose-Driven Life," I will start using it to work through James Emery White's "You Can Experience a Purposeful Life" instead.

Current Mood: thoughtful
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