My Soul Purpose
Richard Leslie Parrott, Ph.D.
If you could ask God any question—and you knew you would receive a clear answer—what would you ask?
DISCLAIMER: I probably do not agree with everything that anyone has to say in their articles on this site, nor have I ever totally agreed with anyone I have met in life. This probably includes you also. And there probably isn’t anyone out there who agrees with everything I believe or have to say either. I am not your spiritual father, teacher, and definitely not your Lord or the Holy Spirit, nor am I your psychiatrist, psychologist nor a priest (See Matt23:8-10, Heb3:1, 1Peter2:9, etc). If I only placed articles on my site that I considered perfect, then I probably wouldn’t be able to place any articles on my site ever, including my own. Now that I have said that, I do believe there is truth to be found in every article on my site. It is up to you and the Holy Spirit in you to discern what is good, and to ponder or reject the rest. So, that is all I have to say about that, thus ending my disclaimer.
I liked this disclaimer so I borrowed it.
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We can develop an authentic, meaningful, two-way relationship with God. Developing this relationship is a matter of spiritual attention and authenticity, recognizing your soul’s purpose, and paying attention to God’s voice.
Spiritual attention. We become distracted by all life heaps on us. There are worries, expectations, and demands. In the midst of these, we must pay spiritual attention since heart-focused attention is essential for spiritual life.
Spiritual authenticity. To hear God’s voice is a calling to be shaped into the image of Christ in a way that fits exactly God’s design for each person. The only way to relate to God is through you: your fears, your failures, and your falsehood, as well as your trust, your commitment, and you potential. God is transforming you from the inside out. When you really know God loves, you can face yourself and become open to the deep change God plans for your life. You can be real from the inside out.
The soul’s purpose. God created you to hear, trust, and follow His voice. Yet, the daily challenges of life make you a prisoner of worries, expectations, and demands that prevent you from finding a time and place for God. The soul’s purpose is to being your true and best in Christ to life every day. The soul tirelessly toils to make sense of life and find its meaning. The soul’s intention in this relentless labor is spiritual authenticity, to shape the true image of God’s best in you.
Pay attention. You must pay attention to what God is saying and doing in you. The essential and eternal you needs spiritual attention which is spiritual awareness, nurture, determination, and power. These are gifts of God’s lavish and attentive love in your soul. It is the activity of His Spirit within you. This is God’s work to lift you into his presence and to share you in his image.
To learn more about your soul’s purpose and to order your copy of My Soul Purpose and the accompanying journal, visit Dr. Parrott’s web site.
Dr. Richard Leslie Parrott is a Professor at Trevecca Nazarene University. He is known for his love and knowledge of scripture, practical application of spiritual truth, and transformational teaching and preaching.
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Chapter 1 – What’s Your Question
Chapter 2 – Soul Purpose
Chapter 3 – Spiritual Meaning
Chapter 4 – Eternal Value
Chapter 5 – Personal Uniqueness
Chapter 6 – Soul Crisis
Chapter 7 – A Lost Soul
Chapter 8 – Finding God
Chapter 9 – Soul Journey
Chapter 10 – Healthy Choices
Chapter 11 – A House of Prayer
Chapter 12 – Holy Listening