What On Earth Am I Here For
Rick Warren's small but powerful book, What on Earth Am I Here For? is only 64 pages but don't let the size of the book fool you, it is packed with inspiration and thoughts to answer the question, "why are we here". Well worth the read! Read the quotes below to get a sense of the messages revealed in this wonderful Christian book.
"Without implementation, all of our Bible studies are
"You don't bring glory or pleasure to God by hiding your abilities or by trying to be someone else. You only bring him enjoyment by being you."
"People are always more encouraged when we share how God's grace helped us in weakness than when we brag about our strengths."
Give Me Strength
"In God's eyes, the greatest heroes of faith are not those who achieve prosperity, success, and power in this life, but those who treat life as a temporary assignment and serve faithfully, expecting their promised reward in eternity."
"You are a child of God, and you bring pleasure to God like nothing else he has ever created."
"We don't praise God to feel good, but to do good."
"Many people spend their lives
trying to create a lasting legacy on earth. They want to be
remembered when they're gone. Yet, what ultimately matters most
will not be what others say about your life but what God says."
"Instead of focusing on that unappeasable person, refocus on Jesus, who accepts you unconditionally."
"The Bible offers three metaphors that teach us
God's view of life: Life is a test, life is a trust, and life is a temporary
"Because every day of your life was written on God's calendar before you were born, everything that happens to you has spiritual significance."
Words of Inspiration
"Be grateful for who you are and whatever you have. Everything you have is a gift from God."
"Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by
God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust
them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing
them to hurt you."
"He created the church to meet
your five deepest needs: a purpose to live for, people to live
with, principles to live by, a profession to live out, and power
to live on. There is no other place on earth where you can find
all five of these benefits in one place."
"Long before you were conceived by your
parents, you were conceived in the mind of God."