Monday, October 8, 2007

The Purpose Driven Life.... week 1


Been a while since my last post, and a whole lotta stuffs have happened. First i really want to say a BIG THANK YOU to each and everyone of you that stopped by and dropped a message, or said a prayer, it sure went a long way, and my trip to Jersey was fun.
I picked up A purpose driven Life last week, and prayed as i started reading it last monday and just on the second page, i stopped to ask myself this question "Haven't you read this book before?" Answer is: I have read it before, but it seemed like i've never heard about it. I decided to go with it as a chapter per day and ruminate on the point to ponder and question to consider, and boy i was encouraged, as much as i wanted to go on to the next chapter so bad, i just had to be full with what i had that day.
The beginning of the week started with "It's not about me butressed with Colossians 1v16 "For by Him, ALL things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers, ALL things were created through Him, and for Him". and the week ended with Romans 11 vs 36, making me understand that; It's all for Him "For of Him and through Him and to Him are ALL things, to whom be glory forever. Amen"
Day two redefined my every thought over again. I remember thinking back to the previous week and the happenings, and i was left with no choice than to Thank God over and over again. I was psyched up on why i HAVE to keep believing in God and that He's so much at work in my life. The quote for that day was a no joke to me, are you kidding? " GOD DOESNT PLAY DICE" as in, He's not looking at what probability it is when he rolls a dice as to how your future would/should be, or what chance it is if he throws a one or a two as to whom you'ld come to life through. (I'm thanking Him so much for Who He really is). The Bible says "You know me inside and out, You know every bone in my body; You know exactly how i was made, BIT by BIT, how i was SCULPTED from NOTHING into SOMETHING. You saw me before i was born and scheduled EACH DAY of my life before i began to breathe. Each day was recorded in your book!" Which to me also implies that EVERY millisecond/ minute/hour has been planned before those who would be born years to come would be born (Isn't He so amazing, yet incomprehensible? i bet thats part of what makes him God).
I started to ask myself that is that why the Bible requires that we give thanks to God at all times and in every situation? If yesterday didnt occur without it's happenings, i won't be in this situation where things are beginning to unravel in a unique dimension and at a crucial point, and i wouldn't have been divinely reassured last week (another days' testimony). I'm seeing this as a dominoes effect, but in the positive way. I've started to live and look at life diffrently again, EVERYTHING on earth happens 'cos God has written it to happen that way, NOTHING is by coincidence neither is anything an accident. (Ask for wisdom to really understand the whole concept).
I'm one person who does ask God a whole lotta questions, and even after reading day two i still asked Him questions.
Rinsola: So You said You had a reason why you made me come from this lineage? why i have this paticular feature? Why i'm here at this point of my life, right?
God: Yes, and what are you driving at?
Rinsola: I thought You said You know my every thought even before i speak, so why are you asking me what i'm driving at? You sure know that already.
God: You thought or you know that i know your every though?
Rinsola: Okay i know that you know, but why are you asking what point i'm driving at?
God: I know i won't be tired of telling you that I AM THE ALL KNOWING, yet i want to hear you speak. So whats your point woman?
Rinsola: You really make me laugh and wonder...
God: But thats basically my job and who I AM
Rinsola: Okay.....my point is i need to know the WHY's
God: Well, you'ld know the why's if you continue letting Me hold your hands and believe that I AM the Best to lead you through this journey.
Rinsola: Very well said, You won, always win, and always would. So here is my hand, but i prefer to be carried instead (winking).
God: Those times to be carried would come my dear, and I know how fast you'd run to Me to carry you. But the great thing is I am strong enough to carry you and everything that entails you.
Rinsola: Posy Posy Daddy
God: Thats my name.
At the end of the week, i concluded that "The world is all about Him, but He's all about us" Our every being is created by Him to bring glory to Him, and never forget that in every situation you may be in or are going through, no matter how small or how big, There's always a revelation in every situation.
I have so much to share with us from this book, but i encourage you to pick up a copy and study it through. But till then never forget that you're not by any chance a mistake and your life is sure no fluke of nature. You're such an important part of God's plan for planet earth and without you, the puzzle can't be completed. Have a great funfilled and fufilled week ahead everyone

31 comments:

Lighty said...

we thank God for loving us just as we are. His love for us is what has made us who we are today and how through it all we come out new people.

...tnx 4 stopping by mine darling...
have a wonderful week too. X

Jaycee said...

I've read the purpose driven life (read it with my best friend)...but I'm dying to read it all over again.

Loll..I was laughing as I was reading your conversation with God. You'd like to know the WHYS right???? Me too, but we can only "know in part and prophesy in part." I keep thinking that if God tells us EVERYTHING that we're gonna become, we'll just faint...so He's gonna reveal it to us gradually...lol!!!

Loved this read! All the best on reading the Purpose-driven life...it's been one of my best reads so far...

curvyice said...

hey girl,
first time on your blog. thanks for your word on my page appreciate it. well jus as Jaycee siad, we all want to know teh whys, them little details, but like he said he is all knowing. nice one. i read teh purpose driven life, but it relaly diid not make much impact cos i read it like everyotehr novel i had read, but after all i been going through a friend of mine sent me teh journal and its been awesome. thanks for all you have written. and i concur to what you siad ABout GOD not playing dice.......he is always very accurate, doenst do stuff by chance.
grace and peace.

Ugo Daniels said...

Not reading...will soon. Thanks for sharing...again!!

feather said...

other than the bible i think that's the one book that's made a big difference in my life. loved to read your conversation with God. He can be a posy daddy sometimes but then again, that's what makes Him so special.

Ejura said...

The PDL is an amazing book. It was like a breathe of fresh air the first time I read it. Rick Warren was indeed led by God to write it.
I love your conversation with God.
Posy Posy God.
He'd sure be grinning at that one cos He really does love to pose. Imagine parting the red sea when He could just have as well led them through another route.
We call Him Jehovah Effizi-the God of all effects!

Thanks for stopping by mine posy posy God's daughter!

Miss Opeke said...

I have read it...but there's nothing like reading it again...
Thanks for stopping by...and thanks for knocking me back into reality without you knowing...God bless

princesa said...

Havnt read it but it does sound really interesting!
Will look out for it.
Maybe then i'll discover my purpose.
Thanks.

Olamild said...

I have not read the book
but I enjoy what you wrote about it
it's nice to have u back

Fashola said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I wish i could eavesdrop whenever you speak to God. I love the way you talk to Him, a child who knows her way with her father. Another nice piece.

Anonymous said...

Another great post, i love the quote and your conversations with God is always funny, makes me want to try this all the time.
btw. Your blog encourages me.

bighead said...

Liked the conversation with God; sounds like the very things He would say. Though sometimes its hard to associate this image of Him with the consuming fire that struck a man down for mis-touching the ark of covenant.

earlier on you said "...scheduled EACH DAY of my life before i began to breathe..."

Where is the place of choice in that? Knowing our next move is not exactly same as planning them. Is it?

Nyemoni said...

Nice post babe...very nicely written...It's the kind of post you read over and over again cos it makes more sence the next time than it did before..Well done and God bless!

Nyemoni said...

sense**

Labelle said...

awwwww...loved the God convo....very inspiring...thanks for sharing!

Chika said...

really nice blog...very inspiring words.first time here and already a fan.thanks for checking on me.

Allied said...

i am going to pick a copy now.. i love your convo. with God. I also agree with jaycee. It is always revealed to us in parts. Besides if we knew how might he will make us, we will be very arrogant from this point.

Amd WOMAN, due to your pressure, i have updated.

Believer said...

Hi rinsola..lovely post as always. My week is going well. I'm just in 'hibernation' for a while. Remain blessed and highly favoured. Hope you had a wonderful week.

LurLar said...

Love the conversation u had with GOD.

Writefreak said...

rinsola, nicely said! i once started a journey with the purpose driven life myself but i dropped out halfway, will maybe pick it up again..

God is always there to hold our hands or carry us when we need Him

aloted said...

"i shld go finish reading this book!" oh sorry, that was a note to myself...lol
u know i started my blog around the same time i started reading this book...dat was actually the drive for me...so i called my blog the "purpose driven blog", I blog with a purpose!...
You've said it- we are all here for a purpose..may we not miss it in Jesus name...
thanks girl for checking up on me :)

Omosewa said...

Hey babe, lovely write up. I need to read that book myself, i have a copy, i'm being lazy. I'm constantly reminding myself that God loves me more than i can ever imagine and He has big plans for me. Have a lovely weekend!!

BiMbyLaDs** said...

well written,... how are u?

Olamild said...

I'm here o.
u wanted to talk

NikkiSab said...

Very Intresting write up. U know I av actually seen dat book at home but neva opened it, well i guess its cos I hate reading. I'll do my best to read it. Thanks for stoppin by. see my reply on my blog.

Isi said...

hmmm overwhelmingly interetsing. oya update!

Miss Iyabo Opeke said...

I know I will leave BlogVille one day but maybe not just yet...Thanx for coming by

Manda said...

mmmmh, never heard of tha book but i think dat's wat i need rite now. howz u gurl?

Rinsola said...

@ALL thanks for stopping by and hope you all got a message from this post.
@Olamild, would send u a mail la'er
@Opeks, leave ke? well thank God not now.
@Manda........ i donnow what to say to u o, i hope you'r back in full force sha? well, i dey o.

yankeenaijachick said...

@ Rhinsola.......l miss ya lots. I have the book, very good book and inspirational. Nice job on keeping us updated with the book. School keeping me krazy busy. Not much time for blogs. Catch ya later.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

God is simply just wonderful. Takes me back to the point where I read and blogged about this book. I think I need to go back to those summarys to relearn what I was thought.

Thanks for doing this.