Missouri's 7th District, U.S. House of Representatives




God is Making Me More


The foundation for Godly action laid down by a strong faith

1. That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure or exertion. We believe the Supreme Being created intelligent beings for some benevolent and glorious purpose, and if so, how glorious and benevolent must be his purpose in the plan of redemption! The ambition of men is generally directed to one of two purposes, or to both; the acquisition of wealth or of power.
2. Intention; design; purpose always includes the end in view
Every purpose is established by counsel.  Prov. xx
Being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.  Eph. i.
v.t. To intend; to design; to resolve; to determine on some end or object to be accomplished.
I have purposed it, I will also do it.  Is. xlvi. Eph ii.
Paul purposed in the Spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem.  Acts xix.

Webster's 1st ed., 1828

My life has meaning.
God created me for a purpose.
He gave me gifts and placed me in this world at a certain point in history and connected to certain people so that I could make my unique contribution to the lives of others and to the Kingdom of God.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
-- Romans 8:28-29

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.
-- Ephesians 1:11-12

This isn't that New Age "Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??

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