According to Scripture, life here, no matter how good it is,
is nothing compared to the life that awaits us in heaven.
Life is a glorious opportunity, if it is used well,
to condition ourselves for eternity.
Let us not squander this amazing opportunity
to prepare to meet God.
God has a purpose for everything He created.
God created us with a “Spiritual need,”
which is far beyond the pursuit of things.
Some have achieved their goals of wealth,
relationships, and pleasure; yet, there is still a deep void,
an emptiness that things have not been able to fill.
If we fail in preparing to meet God,
though we succeed in everything else,
our lives will have been a failure.
When we seek to guide our own lives
and exclude God... the end result is emptiness.
According to Scripture,
God wants to fill that void.
Having an intimate, personal relationship with God
begins the moment we realize our need for God.
Those who have a personal relationship with God
include God in their daily lives.
They pray to God, and they spend quality time reading
and meditating on God's Word
in an effort to get to know God better.
Our purpose in life is
to have a personal relationship with God,
to fellowship with God,
and allow God to order our steps.
“Draw close to God,
and God will draw close to you.”
James 4:8; 2:23.
One might say to themselves,
“That does not sound very exciting or fulfilling to me!”
But Jesus made the following statements:
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For My yoke is easy and My burden is light”
“I have come that they may have life,
and have it to the full”
“If anyone would come after Me,
he must deny himself
and take up his cross and follow Me.
For whoever wants to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for Me
will find it”
“Delight yourself in the LORD
and He will give you the desires of your heart”
Life is the aspect of existence that processes,
acts, reacts, evaluates, and evolves through growth.
Being reminded of our own mortality can lead us to
analyze our lives and seek deeper meaning to it all.
God created us with a
which includes the desire to find meaning in life.
Our enjoyment of life is a by-product of
seeking to please God.
God values us as precious treasures,
capable of honoring Him with our bodies and spirits.
More important than any human relationship
is our relationship with God.
All other relationships are merely symbols of it...
but they pale in comparison.
The greatest joy for every person,
and for every relationship is knowing
that God is within us.
Despite our corruption, God still remains in us.
Think about how empty, unfulfilled,
and restless we would be without God.
God is reality...
and mankind is made in the image
Not a single human being, by his own efforts,
is able to measure up to the glory of God.
God’s glory is His splendor,
the outward display of His attributes.
God desires that we share that splendor.
We were created to show the world
how precious. awesome, amazing,
and deeply satisfying God is.
Every day there are opportunities to be the hands,
the warm smile and or/ greeting, the listening ears,
and feet of Jesus to those around us.
We bear the responsibility of being used of God
as ambassadors for Christ.
We have a marvelous opportunity of demonstrating
to the world what Jesus might look like…
and doing what Jesus would have done...
were He to walk the earth, today.
Who knows, just merely smiling and acknowledging
another... could turn a life around.
Think about it… one could possibly
come to know Jesus...
by watching us!
Think about it:
People are suffering and in desperate need of God's love.
Sometimes, we may be the only exposure
one will have to the love of God.
The world is hurting,
and we can be a light.
As believers the worse we will endure is criticism
for loving God, who walked as a Man...
and changed the world.
We believe life is a herculean journey filled with lessons
that will challenge and test our courage,
strength, integrity, and faith.
We believe as we journey through life...
we may stumble upon our fair share of hardships
and heartaches, but in God's strength...
we shall overcome.
Seeking and realizing our life's purpose
can help us to move with greater focus and clarity
every day of our life.
Many people live their lives
without ever reflecting on life itself...
or its meaning for them.
or have a clear idea of why they exist.
It is not at all satisfying to think
our lives have no more meaning than just
living a short while...
The purpose of our time on earth is not to secure
possessions, acquire prestige and distinctiveness,
garner success, or realize worldly contentment.
Those are secondary arguments.
The primary mission in life is to
"Seek First the Kingdom of God
and His righteousness,"
as Jesus said
in His Sermon on the Mount
The verse’s meaning is as direct as it sounds.
We are to seek the things of God
as a priority
over the things of the world.
Even after God has saved us,
we’re still prone to take credit for things
that are due completely to God's grace.
But Seek First the Kingdom of God
and His righteousness,
and all these things will be added to you.
This is the Will of God for our life,
Seek First the Kingdom of God
and His righteousness.
God’s Will for our life
is that we live for Him!
That we follow and serve Him.
That we be righteous.
That we grow to know and love Him
more and more each day.
That we become more like Him.
As the Scriptures remind us,
“The man who finds life
will find it through trusting God.”
God is our Life,
the very breath of our soul.
When we seek God and pursue God's Will for our lives,
with our whole heart, we will see life and live life from a
According to Scripture,
we exist in order to know God,
to do God's Will, and bring glory to God.
We believe knowing God
brings real purpose to one's life.