Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Purpose Driven Life Day 2

After 6 years of the book sitting on my shelf, I finally decided to tackle Rick Warren’s “The Purpose Driven Life”. As much as possible, I’ll try to share my thoughts, insights, and critiques here on my blog.

While Day 1 got off to a good start, Day 2 felt a little basic. Day 2 is “You are not an accident”. It’s a premise I’ve long since accepted. While building his case, Rick Warren goes into territory that could be mistaken for God micromanaging every aspect of our lives. That’s not a debate I want to go into, as I have no idea where the line goes between God controlling things and us making decisions to do good or evil. God can use any person or event for His purposes. I have no problem with that.

For this day, Rick Warren uses various Bible verses to talk about how God formed the earth to be inhabited. He also uses various paraphrases of Psalm 139. The chapter concludes with a poem by Russell Kelfer. The essense of the chapter is “God created you to be loved”. By Him.

I regret I’m getting few insights to share. The chapter ends with a Question to Consider “I know that God uniquely created me. What areas of my personality, background, and physical appearance am I struggling to accept?” I’m not sure I have enough bandwidth to expound on that one.

Hopefully I’ll have more tomorrow, on Day 3. I may not write a blog post for each individual day though.

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