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CREATED WITH A PURPOSE

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INTRODUCTION:

WHY DO I EXIST ? WHY AM I HERE, WHY WAS I CREATED?
IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO KNOW YOUR PURPOSE
EVERYTHING HAS A PURPOSE: WITHOUT KNOWING YOUR PURPOSE
SIN - MISSING THE MARK, EASIER WITHOUT GODS PURPOSE
PURPOSE OF A PEN = TO WRITE. EXPENSIVE / CHEAP - BOTH WORK.

GOD HAS A PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE. IF YOU DO NOT LIVE OUT HIS PLAN AND HIS CALLING FOR YOUR LIFE YOU WILL FAIL AT LIFE. WHY IS THIS SO IMPORTANT?

1. FULFILLMENT

IF WE DO NOT FULFILL THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH WE WERE CREATED, WE WILL NOT HAVE FULFILLMENT IN OUR HEARTS AND LIVES. (ALWAYS LOOKING)

FISH ON LAND / BIRD IN WATER - NOT FULFILLING PURPOSE - DIE

2. SUCCESS

MANY DEFINITIONS OF SUCCESS - MONEY, HOUSE, JOBS…
FAILURE IS SUCCEDDING AT THE WRONG THINGS. (GODS PLAN)

3. DETERMINES PRIORITIES

PROPER PRIORITIES COME FROM KNOWING OUR PURPOSE.
EVER ASK SOMEONE IF THEY WANT TO GO GET SOMETHING TO EAT AND YOU HOP IN THE CAR AND ON THE WAY YOU BEGIN ASKING - WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE TO EAT: ITALIAN, CHINESE, MEXICAN: AND YOU ARE MAKING DECISIONS AT EVERY INTERSECTION..IF YOU KNOW THE PLAN YOU CAN SET A DIRECT COURSE BEFORE YOU BEGIN. THE PLAN DETERMINES YOUR PRIORITIES.

IT IS IMPORTANT NOT ONLY FOR US TO KNOW WHAT GOD HAS SAVED US FROM - BUT WHAT HE SAVED US FOR

THE DAY YOU PLACED YOUR FAITH AND TRUST ON THE LORD JESUS HE GAVE YOU SOMETHING TO DO.
IF YOU HAVE NEVER FULLY TRUSTED GOD - YOU MAY BE WANDERING WITHOUT A PURPOSE THROUGH LIFE.
WHEN GOD CALLED YOU TO SALVATION, IT WAS A PICTURE OF AN AUTO SHOP- HE PULLED YOU INTO THE REPAIR CENTER AS A WRECK AND PERFECTLY RESTORED YOU. BUT GOD DID NOT RESTORE YOU TO SIT IN THE GARAGE. HE RESTORED YOU TO LIVE OUT HIS PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE.

WHAT WE THINK OF GOD HAS MUCH TO DO WITH HOW WE SEE OUR SELF - SO TODAY WE ARE GOING TO STUDY A SOME THEOLOGY AND THEN WE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT SOME MEOLOGY.

Psalm 139:1–18 ESV
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. 7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” 12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
Psalm 139:1–8 NKJV
1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. 5 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
Psalm 139:1–18 ESV
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it. 7 Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! 9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” 12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you. 13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.
Psalm 139:1–12 NKJV
1 O Lord, You have searched me and known me. 2 You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. 3 You comprehend my path and my lying down, And are acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word on my tongue, But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether. 5 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it. 7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” Even the night shall be light about me; 12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

WHAT YOU THINK OF GOD - DETERMINES HOW YOU SEE YOURSELF AND YOUR PURPOSE.

IF YOU SEE YOURSELF AS AN ATHESIT OR EVOLUTIONIST - THEN YOU SEE YOURSELF AS AN ORPHAN OF THE APES, AND YOU END UP MAKING A MONLEY OUT OF YOURSELF.
BUT! IF YOU SEE YOURSELF AS CREATED BY ALMIGHTY GOD - YOU WILL WANT TO BECOME MORE, AND MORE CHRIST LIKE.

1.GOD KNOWS ALL ABOUT ME.

1. HE KNOWS MY CHARACTER. VS1

Psalm 139:1 ESV
1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
HE SEES YOU, AND HE SEES THROUGH YOU. (NOTHING HIDDEN)
KNOWN IS PAST TENSE - HE NOT ONLY KNOWS YOU KNOW, HE KNEW YOU BEFORE ANYONE HERE EVER THOUGHT OF YOU.

2. HE KNOWS ALL ABOUT MY CONDUCT. V2/3

Psalm 139:2–3 ESV
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.
THAT THING YOU THOUGHT, DEED YOU DONE
PASTOR LORD - OF A LARGE CHURCH, WAS A VERY CREATIVE PASTOR - WENT UP IN THE ATTIC TO PREACH ONE SUNDAY MORNING. NO ONE KNEW HE WAS THERE. MUSIC WAS OVER, TIME FOR PREACHING - HE WAS NOWHERE TO BE FOUND - ALL OF A SUDDEN HIS VOICE PIERCED THE SILENCE ; TODAY I’LL BE SPEAKING FROM.... AND I KNOW YOU CAN’T SEE ME, BUT THAT’S OKAY - I CAN SEE YOU. MRS SMITH - THAT IS A HYMN BOOK, WE ARE NOW USING OUR BIBLES, MR JOHNS THIS IS THE 3RD TIME YOUR GONE OUT TO THE RESTROOM, AND YES LITTLE KATIE, I SEE YOU LOOKING AT MICHAEL - HE IS A HANDSOME YOUNG MAN - BUT WE ONLY SEE HIM AT CHRISTMAS AND EASTER SO KEEP LOOKING. THEY WERE PETRIFIED!! THIS IS HOW GOD SEES US - FROM ABOVE. AND HE SEES ALL. HEARS ALL. KNOWS ALL.

GOD KNOWS MY CONTEMPLATIONS: VS.2

GOD KNOWS YOUR THOUGHTS, YOUR INNER MOST THOUGHTS.
LIKE THE PASTORS TIE, OR THE SONG WE JUST SANG, OR HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THIS PASTOR PREACH KNOWING I’M HUNGRY

GOD KNOWS YOUR CONVERSATIONS. VS.4

Psalm 138:4 ESV
4 All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth,
GOD HEARS EVERY WORD THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH.
OH BE CAREFUL LITTLE TOUNGE WHAT YOU SAY, FOR THE FATHER UP ABOVE IS LOOKING DOWN WITH LOVE - SO BE CAREFUL LITTLE TOUNGE WHAT YOU SAY.
Matthew 12:36 NKJV
36 But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.
I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE - WE HAVE ALL SAID SOME THINGS WE DARE NOT REPEAT, AND NEED FORGIVEN.
MANY THINGS ARE OPENED BY MISTAKE, BUT NONE MORE FREQUENT THAN THE MOUTH!
HE HEARS EVERY WORD: EVERY PRAYER!
THIS MAY BRING FEAR TO YOUR HEART IF YOU ARE NOT SAVED AND A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST JESUS BUT! IF YOU DO KNOW THE LORD AS YOUR SAVIOR - IT SHOULD BRING YOU GREAT COMFORT. WHY?

2. GOD IS ALWAYS WITH ME.

Psalm 139:5–6 NKJV
5 You have hedged me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is high, I cannot attain it.
IT IS FOOLISH TO RUN FROM GOD.
Jeremiah 23:24 NKJV
24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the Lord; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.
YOU CANNOT ESCAPE GOD - HE IS EVERYWHERE , ALL AT ONCE. OMNIPRESENCE -!
Acts 17:24 NKJV
24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
GREAT TO CALL THIS BUILDING THE HOUSE OF GOD - BUT HE IS EVERY WHERE - NOT JUST IN THE CHURCH BUILDING.

1. DEATH CANNOT HIDE ME FROM GOD.V7/8

Psalm 139:7–8 NKJV
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? 8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
BTW: SATAN DOES NOT RULE HELL, SATAN DOESN’T RULE ANYTHING. ALMIGHTY GOD GOD RULES AND REIGNS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH AND IN HELL.
IF YOU DIE WITHOUT THE LORD JESUS, YOU WILL WAKE IN THE JUDGMENT OF FACING THE VERY GOD YOU REJECTED.
IF YOU DIE WITH JESUS YOU WAKE TO SEE YOUR SAVIOR FACE TO FACE AND IN THE JOY OF HIS PRESENCE IN HEAVEN. GLORY!
DID YOU KNOW THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTLY NO ATHEISITS IN HEAVEN? NOT A ONE. AT THAT MOMENT THAT WE ENTER ETERNITY THE CHOICE YOU MADE HERE AND NOW WLL FOREVER BE FINAL. HEAVEN OR HELL.
- EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, JESUS IS KING. EITHER YOU CONFESS IT NOW, AND HAVE HIM AS SAVIOR, OR YOU REJECT HIM NOW AND MEET HIM AS YOUR JUDGE - EITHER WAY - YOU WILL BOW TO KING JESUS.

2. DISTANCE CANNOT HIDE YOU FROM GOD.

Psalm 139:9–10 NKJV
9 If I take the wings of the morning, And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, 10 Even there Your hand shall lead me, And Your right hand shall hold me.
DAVID IS SAYING IF HE COULD CATCH A RIDE ON A LIGHT BEAM, OR GO TO THE DEEPEST PARTS OF THE SEA - GOD IS ALREADY THERE.
WHEN YOU GO SOMEWHERE - YOU TAKE YOURSELF WITH YOU, AND WHEN YOU GET THERE - GOD IS ALREADY THERE WAITING ON YOU.
EVER OCCUR TO YOU THAT GOD DOESN’T GO ANYWHERE! HE IS ALREADY THERE.
TODAY - YOU MAY BE RUNNING FROM GOD IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. STOP RUNNING - GOD IS ALREADY HERE WAITING ON YOU.

3. DARKNESS DOESN’T HIDE YOU FROM GOD.

Psalm 139:11–12 ESV
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,” 12 even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.
EVIL PEOPLE LOVE DARKNESS.
CAN’T HIDE FROM GOD
GOD SEES THROUGH THE NIGHT
NIGHT WAS ONLY CREATED FOR HUMANS TO REST THEIR EYES.
BEING SCARED OF THE DARK. HIDING FROM JAMIE.

3. GOD HAS A WONDERFUL PURPOSE FOR ME!

Psalm 139:13–16 NKJV
13 For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. 14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. 15 My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
HE CREATED YOU - YOU ARE HIS WORKMANSHIP - CREATED.
Psalm 14:1 NKJV
1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
ONLY A FOOL WILL SIT IDEALLY BY AND PROCLAIM THERE IS NO GOD - AND NO REASON TO BE SAVED FROM SIN.

HE IS THE MIGHTY GOD:

THERE IS NO SIN HE CANNOT FORGIVE. (ALL HAVE SINNED)
THERE IS NO PRAYER HE CANNOT ANSWER (CALL ON HMI)
THERE IS NO SOUL HE CANNOT SAVE (CONFESS HIM)
THERE IS NOT A PROBLEM HE CANNOT SOLVE (ASK HIM)

4. GOD HAS ME CONSTANTLY IN HIS HEART. VS 17/18

Psalm 139:17–18 NKJV
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.
THE SUM OF GOD’S THOUGHTS TOWARD ME NUMBER MORE THAN THE SAND. (YOU CAN BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND) YOU ARE ALWAYS ON HIS MIND.
Psalm 84:11 NKJV
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.
GOD IS YOUR LIGHT - SHOWING THE WAY
HE IS YOUR SHIELD - PROTECTING YOU
HE WANTS TO BLESS YOU - WHITHHOLDING NOTHING FROM YOU.
HE CREATED YOU FOR A GREAT PURPOSE - SOMETIMES HIS PURPOSE MAY NOT BE WHAT SEEMS “SAFE” BUT IT WILL ALWAYS BE WHAT IS RIGHT: TIME TO GET OUT OF THE SAFE PLACE. AIRPLANE = HANGAR, BOAT = HARBOR , CAR = GARAGE, A CHURCH ATTENDER IN A PEW - | ALL OF THESE ARE IN THEIR SAFEST SPOT - BUT THEY ARE NOT FULFILLING THIER PURPOSE -
HE WANTS TO SAVE YOU FROM UTTER DESTRUCTION:
HELL & YOUR OWN WAY
TODAY MAY BE THE DAY YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW CHRIST, AS HE IS CALLING YOU TO HIMSELF TODAY. LISTEN TO HIM.
TODAY MAY BE THE DAY YOU MAKE A U-TURN.

GOD LOVES ME AND CREATED ME WITH A PURPOSE!

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