PLANNED FOR GODâ€™S PLEASURE
The 1st Purpose of Your Life
“You (God) created everything, and it is for Your pleasure that they exist and were created.â€ Rev. 4:11b (NLT)
â€œLove the Lord your God…Â This is the first and greatest commandment.â€Â Matt. 22:37-38 (NIV)
MY 1st purpose is to ____________________
â€œBecause of Godâ€™s great mercy to us… Offer yourselves as a living sacrifice to God, dedicated to His service and pleasing to Him.Â This is the true worship that you should offer.â€ Rom. 12:1 (TEV)
1. WORSHIP is ________________________ to Godâ€™s love.
2. WORSHIP is ________________________ to God.
â€œLove the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.â€ Mark 12: 30 (NCV)
GOD WANTS ME TO LOVE HIM…
____________________ â€œwith my mindâ€
____________________ â€œwith my heart and soulâ€
____________________ â€œwith my strength.
1. WORSHIP IS _____________________________ ON GOD.
â€œYou have looked deep into my heart, Lord, and You know all about me.Â You know when I am resting or when I am working… You notice everything I do and everywhere I go.â€Â Ps. 139:1-3 (CEV)
â€œFocusing on yourself is the opposite of focusing on God.Â Anyone completely absorbed in self ignores God, and ends up thinking more about self than God.â€ Rom. 8:7 (Msg)
â€œDon’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.Â Instead, fix your attention on God.â€ Rom. 12:2a (Msg)
â€œFind a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God.Â Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage.Â The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense His grace.â€ Matt 6:6 (Msg)
â€œWorship Him continually.â€ Ps. 105:4 (TEV)
â€œYou will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You!â€ Isa. 26:3 (NLT)
2. WORSHIP IS ______________________________ TO GOD.
â€œWe love Him, because He first loved us.â€ 1 John 4:19 (KJV)
â€œI don’t want your sacrifices â€“ I want your love!Â I don’t want your offerings â€“ I want you to know Me!â€ Hosea 6:6 (LB)
â€œHe is a God who is passionate about His relationship with you.â€ Ex. 34:14b (NLT)
â€œGive yourselves completely to God since you have been given new life.â€ Rom. 6:13 (NLT)
3. WORSHIP IS _____________________________ FOR GOD.
â€œWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.â€ Col. 3:23 (TEV)
â€œTake your everyday, ordinary lifeâ€”your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around lifeâ€”and place it before God as an offering.â€ Rom. 12:1a (Msg)
â€œSo we make it our goal to please Him…â€ 2 Cor. 5:9 (NIV)