Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Jeremiah 1:5 (ESV)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

So what do you desire to do? What do you really want to do as a person? You need to stop and document that; write it down; make a plan; and then God says, ‘I’ll direct your steps.’ Myles Munroe

Most everyone knows that God has a plan for our lives, but have we realized the plans God has for us have been ordained long before we were even born.  The scriptures listed above declare it as so.

The issue is that many of us are not living out the plan God has for us.  We all have a specific purpose and reason for being here on earth.  We are not accidents.  We have just not discovered what God has for us.

Much can be said on this subject, so I will be brief. Here are some things that can help you discover God’s purpose and plan for you.

God’s plans are:

Detailed and Specific

If you read Genesis 6: 11-22, and Exodus 26: 1-6  you will see the plans for the ark and the tabernacle are detailed and specific.  God gives Noah and Moses explicit directions.  Both men follow His instructions to the letter.  If God uses strict detail in the building of a boat, and the making of a tent, how much more detail will He use in the plans he has for us.


The plans God has for us are unique for us.      He called Moses to liberate the children of Israel, and not Noah.  He called Noah to build the ark, and not Moses.  He called Jesus to die for our sins.  He does not require us to atone for them.  God’s purpose for you is personal and unique.

Known to us by Prayer (communication with Him)

To fully know our purpose we should communicate with God.  Prayer will prevent us from going down the wrong road.  The prophet Samuel wanted to anoint every son of Jesse to be king of Israel except David.  It was communication with God that resulted in David being anointed king (1 Samuel 16: 1-13).  Noah got his directions from communication with God.  i.e. prayer (Genesis 6: 11-22)

There is so much to be said and written about the topic of purpose.  I will leave with the following:

  1. Everyone of us has a purpose for existing.  We are not accidents
  2. God had a purpose and plan for us before we were even born.
  3. His plans are detailed, specific, and personal
  4. Through prayer we can discover His purpose for us.

Until next time, be blessed, go and live your purpose

Formed, Known, and Consecrated

Jeremiah 1:5(ESV)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
and before you were born I consecrated you;
I appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

From today’s message.  This verse tells us that God indeed has a purpose for our lives.  We are not to go drifting through life without meaning.

The verse says he:

  • Formed us in the womb, thus we are his handiwork and creation.  We are created in his image.
  • knew us before we were born.  The bible declares from before creation he created good works for us to do. (Ephesians 2:10)  We have a purpose.
  • consecrated us.  He has set apart for a specific purpose.

It is therefore our duty to seek God in prayer so we can know our purpose.  We may not like our life right now, but give it to God, and He will make something of it.

Go and live out what God created you to be and do

Yours in Christ

Pastor Greg

My Weight Loss Journey So Far

Philippians 4:13(NLT)

13 For I can do everything through Christ,[a] who gives me strength.

 About six months ago I weighed 261 pounds.  I have type two diabetes, and my doctor wanted to put me on insulin.  Shocked and scared, that news became my wake up call.  I asked my doctor for one more cycle to improve.  If I showed no improvement, I would go on the insulin.  Reluctantly she agreed.
I joined a place called:  “The Gym” in Del Rio Texas where I live.  My wife joined also for support, and to lose weight.  I would like to give all glory to God for the transformation I am going through.
In those seven months through the grace of God I have gone from a 44 inch waist to a 38 inch waist.  I no longer wear XXL shirts.  I now fit into an xl.  I am stronger and can run 3 miles without any problems.  My weight has gone from 261 lbs to 233 lbs.  It is my goal to lose  23 more pounds.
I will not lie to you it has not been easy.   I have had to change my diet, and focus more on a healthy lifestyle.  The rewards have been worth it.  God is so good.

If life gives y…

If life gives you lemons and you want to make lemonade, please have someone help you. Lemonade is sweeter when someone gives you some sugar

Super Soul Sunday


Special YUTES Meeting.

Join us Wednesday at 7 p.m.. 401 South Main Street. We will be hosting a special speaker Madalena Packages. Are you will be blessed by her testimony, and refreshments will be provided. See you there

“Jesus is The C…

“Jesus is
The Cure for your crisis,
The Power over your problems,
The Salvation from your sins.”-Pastor greg talamantez

Live life to its fullest.


Because Chuck Norris does not do pushups, he pushes the earth down

Live to it’s fullest


Time to Praise God Ya’ll

Psalm 150

The Message (MSG)

150 1-6 Hallelujah!
Praise God in his holy house of worship,
    praise him under the open skies;
Praise him for his acts of power,
    praise him for his magnificent greatness;
Praise with a blast on the trumpet,
    praise by strumming soft strings;
Praise him with castanets and dance,
    praise him with banjo and flute;
Praise him with cymbals and a big bass drum,
    praise him with fiddles and mandolin.
Let every living, breathing creature praise God!