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R.I.P: Rejoice In Purpose

Aurora, Colorado. shooting
It's just too sad.... tears were shed, but I just couldn't take the time to feel them or properly lament without reflecting that this is what happens when people don't find their person in God's purpose.

The shocking part is that this news comes on the eve of my own cousin's funeral, a young man who suffered a heart attack just sitting on a porch. The very night the shooting happened I felt so compelled to just be thankful for continued life, that I took the praise to twitter. This tweet was around 11pm to 12 am that night:

With all the crazy stuff that's been going on in the world, seemingly more so with this generation, It seems like it's becoming more imperative than ever to be grateful. We should be useful as well. The Aurora, Colorado shooting is one of the most horrible tragedies to happen in a long time. As this happened on the eve of my cousin's funeral, I'm almost tired of hearing and saying R.I.P in light of death. What about life? If we never live life fully what's the point of it all. Not walking in purpose is to be walking dead. If we live life being moved and pushed by every wind that comes our way what are we really good for? Nothing. A fulfilled life is in no other thing, but the very purpose of our creation.

I feel so sad all those people in Colorado died in that theatre. It's just so sad.  Death serves as a wake-up call sometimes for compassion and deliverance. Spiritual deliverance enlivens divine purpose. An idle mind is the devil's playground...we saw what happened. We should seek to please God, the father, the one who gave his only begotten son that we may have EVERLASTING life*, everyday. Purpose is in love and in the very essence of life, all things work together on purpose, being outside of it is only a set up for a life not lived. Life is not a question it's a declaration. We are here. Don't ask questions just be on the right team. Evil consumes, but life is all about production and abundance.

The news coverage from the aftermath of the event is informative, but quite devastating. Instead I chose to share President Obama's address of the event, which provides hope, but also wisdom. I reemphasized my favorite part of the speech below because it's very powerful and it's what Breath Of Life Daily is all about. Check it out:

"...we do know what makes life worth living. Life is very fragile, our time here is limited and it is precious. What matters at the end of the day is not the small things, its not the trivial things which so often consume us in our daily lives. Ultimately its how we choose to treat one another and how we love one another."

I loved this so much because I felt on a deeper level exactly what he was saying. " How we love one another" Love is in care and care (good management) is in purpose. Everything really does "ultimately" boil down to how we love each other, how we help ourselves and the world in our individual purpose. So while it's appropriate to wish a rest in peace. We should wish ourselves a new R.I.P everyday to live a valuable life. Rejoice. In. Purpose.  Life goes where it will but in the midst of it purpose not only stands strong, it works. We were born to work life, not let it work us.

May God bless all the families of those whose lives we're taken. We should see everyday how we are blessed. Living a meaningful life while we have it makes sense. If we want to rest or rejoice in anything it should definitely be purpose. In purpose peace is inevitable.

*Scripture (John 3:16)

1 comment:

  1. This happened on the eve of my cousin's funeral too. She had a blood clot that moved from her leg to her lungs and she died very suddenly. She was only 30 years old. I wish there were a way to describe to people how terrible the loss of a loved one can be. I would hope that others would take that message and embrace life and truly understand how fragile our lives are. I do not know what God has planned that He took Amy away from us like this, but I know there is a reason it happened. I feel the pain of the families that lost their loved ones in the tragic shooting last Friday. And I feel your pain with the loss of your cousin. All we can do is pray and learn from our experience. And hopefully we will start to live each day treating one another better and being thankful for every blessing in our lives. -Heidi


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