Reflect God in your life, Harvest pastor tells students
Riverside, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2020) – “Know that your purpose is to point everything in your life back to God,” Brad Ormonde Jr., told a chapel audience at California Baptist University on Jan. 14.
Ormonde is an associate pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside.
“God has created everything with a purpose,” Ormonde said “If you want to know your purpose for your life, start with God. You can’t find it on social media, you can’t find it in relationships, you can’t find it even within yourself. We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose. What keeps us from understanding our purpose at times is being distracted by what everyone else is doing.”
God created people in His likeness so the world would be filled with the image of God, Ormonde said, referencing Genesis 1:27.
“If my purpose is to reflect God and to be an image, a reflection of God on this earth, how do I do that?”
Ormonde said. “To live in harmony with God we must align the ambitions of our lives with the things of God.”
Ormonde acknowledged that sometimes things in life do not go according to our plans.
“Sometimes our plans have to fail in order for God’s purposes to prevail,” Ormonde said. “Jesus is concerned with your purpose, because He wants to use that as a catalyst to let others know how good He is.”