The most basic question everyone faces in life is “Why am I here”? What is my purpose? Self-help books suggest that people should look within at their own desires and dreams. The world screams that we should do whatever makes us feel good. But God, the maker of the world and lover of our souls, tells us that neither the self-help books nor the world holds the answer we seek. In Ephesians 5:15-17 (NLT) we hear God’s words. “Be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do”. I am thrilled as 2012 arrives. Excited by the possibilities that the year holds for each of us and our families. Ecstatic that He has shown us what the year can be if we don’t act thoughtlessly but try to understand what the Lord wants us to do. And I am overjoyed at the doing this with you! We begin the year by seeking God’s purpose for each of us as we revisit the 40 Days of Purpose. I’ll see you there.