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#1. DAY 10 Thinking about My Purpose POINT TO PONDER: The heart of worship is surrender. VERSE TO REMEMBER: "Surrender your whole being to him to be used for righteous purposes." ROMANS 6:13B (TEV) QUESTION TO CONSIDER: What area of my life am I holding back from God? - Author: Rick Warren
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#2. Gods plan isn't a map for your life that you see all at once, but a scroll unrolled a little at a time. - Author: Rick Warren
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#3. The very first task of leadership is to set the vision for the organization. If you don't set the vision, you're not the leader. - Author: Rick Warren
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#4. Living for God's glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives. - Author: Rick Warren
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#5. God's LOVE is Like an Ocean; You can See its Beginning, but not its end. - Author: Rick Warren
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#6. Start today by practicing constant conversation with God and continual mediation on his Word. Prayer lets you speak to God; mediation lets God speak to you. - Author: Rick Warren
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#7. People aren't things to be molded; they are lives to be unfolded. And that's what true leaders do. They unfold the lives of others and help them reach their God-given potential. - Author: Rick Warren
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#8. Keep your hope in the Lord and your eyes focused on the hope of Heaven, not just on the here and now. - Author: Rick Warren
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#9. This is what God wants most from you: a relationship! - Author: Rick Warren
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#10. Great leaders genuinely care for and love the people they lead more than they love leading itself. - Author: Rick Warren
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#11. We don't praise God to feel good, but to do good. - Author: Rick Warren
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#12. Spiritual maturity is becoming like Jesus in the way we think, feel, and act. The more you develop Christlike character, the more you will bring glory to God. The Bible says, "As the Spirit of the Lord works within us, we become more and more like him and reflect his glory even more."16 - Author: Rick Warren
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#13. To be a friend of God, you must care about all the people around you whom God cares about. Friends of God tell their friends about God. - Author: Rick Warren
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#14. The test of your worldview is not how you act in the good times. The test of your worldview is how you act at the funeral. Having been through literally hundreds if not thousands of funerals: ... It makes a difference what you believe. - Author: Rick Warren
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#15. Those who have hurt you in the past cannot continue to hurt you now unless you hold on to the pain through resentment. - Author: Rick Warren
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#16. The average American consumes ten pounds of chemical additives a year. - Author: Rick Warren
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#17. It's easy to explain away evil. We have a free choice, and our greatest blessing is also our greatest curse, because I don't always make good choices. Other people make bad choices. I make bad choices. And sometimes we hurt other people. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. - Author: Rick Warren
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#18. Nothing else you do will ever matter as much as helping people establish an eternal relationship with God. - Author: Rick Warren
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#19. When the Bible speaks of God's love for us and the kind of love we are to have for him and for other people, the word is always apage, signifying a commitment to act. - Author: Rick Warren
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#20. Will we fulfill God's purpose, or will we shrink back and live a comfortable, self-centered life? - Author: Rick Warren
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#21. We do not serve a distant and detached God who spouts encouraging cliches safely from the sideline. Instead, he enters into our suffering. Jesus did it in the Incarnation and his Spirit does it in us now. God will never leave us alone in our suffering. - Author: Rick Warren
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#22. Our habits control our lives. We shape our habits; then our habits shape us. - Author: Rick Warren
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#23. the average American consumes 22 to 30 teaspoons of sugar every single day. - Author: Rick Warren
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#24. I have always been blessed with an enormous amount of energy. And so I didn't take care of my health at all. - Author: Rick Warren
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#25. People forget that the church is bigger than China. It speaks more languages than the United Nations. It has more volunteers than all the NGOs in the world put together. - Author: Rick Warren
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#26. It's not about me. - Author: Rick Warren
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#27. You focus your attention on a single truth from the Bible and then continue to think about it throughout your day. - Author: Rick Warren
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#28. Every human activity, except sin, can be done for God's pleasure, if you do it with an attitude of praise. - Author: Rick Warren
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#29. Unkind people need your kindness the most. They advertise their pain. - Author: Rick Warren
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#30. Dear Jesus, more than anything else, I want to get to know you intimately. - Author: Rick Warren
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#31. You're not really ready to live unless you know what you're willing to die for. - Author: Rick Warren
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#32. In 1800, the average person consumed 5 pounds per year;7 now we average 152 pounds a year. - Author: Rick Warren
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#33. When God is at the center of your life, you Worship, when He's not, you Worry. - Author: Rick Warren
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#34. While you're waiting, God's working. - Author: Rick Warren
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#35. Why is this happening to me? Why am I having such a difficult time? One answer is that life is supposed to be difficult! It's what enables us to grow. Remember, earth is not heaven! - Author: Rick Warren
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#36. As Christians we're called to belong, not just to believe. We are not meant to live lone-ranger lives; instead, we are to belong to Christ's family and be members of his body. - Author: Rick Warren
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#37. Patience puts up with those you'd like to put down - Author: Rick Warren
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#38. I think a lot of times God takes away your feelings, so you have to depend on faith. And faith is kind of like a tide. It rolls in and rolls out. - Author: Rick Warren
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#39. What surprises me most about God is that the creator of the universe should want a relationship with me. - Author: Rick Warren
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#40. Ignoring a temptation is far more effective than fighting. - Author: Rick Warren
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#41. He (God) usually prefers to work through people rather than perform miracles, so that we will depend on each other for fellowship. - Author: Rick Warren
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#42. Knowing you're a child of the creator of the universe changes everything. - Author: Rick Warren
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#43. Possessions only provide temporary happiness. - Author: Rick Warren
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#44. The books that have helped me most are the ones I reacted to, not just read - Author: Rick Warren
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#45. You don't have to be famous to be great. - Author: Rick Warren
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#46. Well, in the first place, military service, they don't call it service for nothing. You are actually serving your country. And it is a worthy and valid vocation. - Author: Rick Warren
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#47. God is far more interested in what you are than who you are. - Author: Rick Warren
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#48. The Constitution is man-made, so it is not perfect. It's not the basis of my beliefs. My belief system is based on the Scriptures which come from God. - Author: Rick Warren
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#49. You weren't put on earth to be remembered. You were put here to prepare for eternity. - Author: Rick Warren
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#50. God was thinking of you long before you ever thought about him. His purpose for your life predates your conception. He planned it before you existed, without your input! - Author: Rick Warren
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#51. We bring God glory by worshiping him. Worship is our first responsibility to God. We worship God by enjoying him. - Author: Rick Warren
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#52. Salvation is not a religion. It's not rules or regulations or rituals. Salvation is a relationship. That relationship doesn't begin when you get to Heaven; it begins here on Earth. - Author: Rick Warren
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#53. The deepest level of worship is praising God inspite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering
while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant. - Author: Rick Warren
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#54. Only in hindsight do we understand how God intended a problem for good. - Author: Rick Warren
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#55. The race to be a leader is crowded, but the field is wide open for those willing to be servants - Author: Rick Warren
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#56. A church must grow larger and smaller at the same time. Larger through worship and smaller through small groups. - Author: Rick Warren
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#57. PINEAPPLE SALSA: 1 cup fresh pineapple, diced (if fresh is unavailable, use canned pineapple and drain juice) 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped ¼ large red onion, diced fine ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 fresh lime COMBINE SALSA INGREDIENTS in a bowl, and refrigerate at least 1 - Author: Rick Warren
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#58. Without implementation, all of our Bible studies are worthless. - Author: Rick Warren
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#59. Don't' call it a failure, call it an education. Some of us are very educated. - Author: Rick Warren
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#60. When you think about a problem over and over in your mind, that's called worry. When you think about God's Word over and over in your mind, that's meditation. If you know how to worry, you already know how to meditate! - Author: Rick Warren
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#61. Your spiritual family is even more important than our physical family because it will last forever. - Author: Rick Warren
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#62. How would it make you feel if God showed you what you could have accomplished in life if you had just believed him a little bit more? - Author: Rick Warren
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#63. Gluten is found in wheat barley, rye, spelt, oats, and kamut and holds bread together and makes it rise. - Author: Rick Warren
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#64. Feelings are not always true or logical. In fact, resentment makes us act and think in foolish ways. The psalmist admitted, "When my thoughts were bitter and my feelings were hurt, I was as stupid as an animal."14 We all act beastly when hurt. - Author: Rick Warren
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#65. Can I trust God? Trust is an essential ingredient to surrender. You won't surrender to God unless you trust him, but you can't trust him until you know him better. Fear keeps us from surrendering, but love casts out all fear. The more you realize how much God loves you, the easier surrender becomes. - Author: Rick Warren
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#66. All leaders are learners. The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. I learn as much as I can, from as many as I can, as often as I can. - Author: Rick Warren
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#67. Help us, oh God, to remember that we are Americans. United not by race or religion or by blood, but to our commitment to freedom and justice for all. When we focus on ourselves, when we fight each other, when we forget you, forgive us. - Author: Rick Warren
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#68. Without a purpose, life is motion without meaning, activity without direction and events without reason. Without a purpose life is trivial, petty, and pointless. - Author: Rick Warren
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#69. If a pastor focuses only on teaching, he grows members with big ears and rears but tiny hands and hearts.Service is MODELED not taught. - Author: Rick Warren
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#70. The first thing that we need to say is that God is grieving, too. Uh, a lot of people try to make it sound like 'well everything that happens is God's will.' That's nonsense. God allows everything, but God does not choose everything. - Author: Rick Warren
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#71. The most damaging aspect of contemporary living is short-term thinking. - Author: Rick Warren
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#72. Lasting change requires new ways of thinking. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel determines the way you act. If you want to change how you act, you must begin by changing the way you think. Your thoughts are the autopilot of your life. - Author: Rick Warren
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#73. Life is about letting God use you for his purposes, not using him for your own purpose. - Author: Rick Warren
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#74. You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense. - Author: Rick Warren
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#75. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it. - Author: Rick Warren
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#76. Every parent knows that delayed obedience is really disobedience. - Author: Rick Warren
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#77. If you want to be used by God, you must care about what God cares about, what he cares about most is the redemption of the people he made. - Author: Rick Warren
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#78. Biblical convictions are essential for spiritual growth and maturity. What is ironic today is that people often have strong convictions about weak issues (football, fashion, etc.) while having weak convictions about major issues (what is right and what is wrong). - Author: Rick Warren
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#79. I'm not going to get into a debate over the non-essentials. I won't try to change other denominations. Why be divisive? - Author: Rick Warren
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#80. How much are you worth? Jesus says, with his arms stretched out on the cross, "I'm willing to die for you, because you mean this much to me." - Author: Rick Warren
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#81. Whenever you serve others in any way, you are actually serving God. - Author: Rick Warren
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#82. Father, I know you're going to do some incredible things in your world today. Please give me the privilege of getting in on some of what you're doing." In other words, church leaders should stop praying, "Lord, bless what I'm doing" and start praying, "Lord, help me to do what you are blessing. - Author: Rick Warren
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#83. God says there is a direct relationship between how I use my money and the quality of my spiritual life. How I manage my money ("worldly wealth") determines how much God can trust me with spiritual blessings ("true riches"). - Author: Rick Warren
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#84. Egg yolks also contain choline and B vitamins. - Author: Rick Warren
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#85. Living in the light of eternity changes your priorities. - Author: Rick Warren
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#86. I never get involved in policy. Never. - Author: Rick Warren
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#87. You drift through life and let things happen to you, or go by design and say, 'This is what I'm intended to do.' - Author: Rick Warren
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#88. You will not be in heaven two seconds before you cry out, Why did I place so much importance on things that were so temporary? What was I thinking? Why did I waste so much time, energy, and concern on what wasn't going to last? - Author: Rick Warren
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#89. Character is both developed and revealed by tests, and all of life is a test ... You will be tested by major changes, delayed promises, impossible problems, unanswered prayers, undeserved criticism, and even senseless tragedies. - Author: Rick Warren
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#90. There are many pitfalls in the marathon of life. But regardless of what you go through, you can count on God's sustaining grace. - Author: Rick Warren
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#91. Contentment is an expression of faith in the goodness of God. It says, God, I believe you love me and know what's best for me. - Author: Rick Warren
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#92. And you know, when you've experienced grace and you feel like you've been forgiven, you're a lot more forgiving of other people. You're a lot more gracious to others. - Author: Rick Warren
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#93. You do not grow stronger by accident - you grow stronger by intention. - Author: Rick Warren
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#94. After learning to love God (worship), learning to love others is the second purpose of your life. - Author: Rick Warren
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#95. Marriage doesn't create problems. It reveals them. You bring unresolved stuff into it. - Author: Rick Warren
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#96. Much of what happens in our world is evil and bad, but God specializes in bringing good out of it. - Author: Rick Warren
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#97. God will never love you any less or more than he does right now because his love is based on who he IS,not what you've done. - Author: Rick Warren
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#98. Grief is a good thing. It's the way we get through the transitions of life. - Author: Rick Warren
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#99. You exist only because God wills that you exist. - Author: Rick Warren
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#100. The Daniel Plan focuses on the core food groups of healthy carbs, healthy fats, healthy protein, healing spices, drinks, and super foods. - Author: Rick Warren
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