Have you ever stopped to ask the question, "Why Am I Here?"
have pondered this heavy topic at one time in their life. Answers vary
depending on your background and beliefs. Atheists deny the validity of
the question. They believe we exist due to evolution. Thus, we have no
set purpose. We live and then die as part of the natural order. Those
who believe in God, offer other explanations. Some believe that humans
are generally good beings; we exist to do good works and live a happy
life. Others believe in a god or many gods that demand our obedience to
rules and practice of rituals. Some spend their time meditating, trying
to reach a higher state of consciousness or a higher place in life
through reincarnation. Many others try not to think about god or
spiritual issues at all. They just want to make a ton of money and live
a luxurious lifestyle.
All of the world views described above are void of real life. Each one
is just as ridiculous as any of the others. Although these theories may
make sense for a short time, in the long run they leave a person empty
and hungry for the truth. The aim of life can be found in the Bible. The
apostle Paul hit the center of the mark when he wrote these words in
Philippians 3:8 & 9. "What is more, I consider everything a loss
compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,
for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish [dung],
that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness
of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in
Christ - the righteousness that comes from God and is by faith."
Paul identifies knowing Jesus as the greatest thing a person can do in
this life. According to the King James version of the Bible, everything else is dung
by comparison. In Philippians 3:14-20, Paul writes about
pressing on toward the prize and seeing beyond the here and now. The
prize has nothing to do with wealth, intellect, religious practices,
good works, fame, health or any other common pursuits of this world.
Most people spend their entire lives trying to store up what they
believe is treasure when it really is just a pile of dung. For the
greatest joy in this life is to know God and be transformed by the
process. Those who draw near to God are not left the same; they develop
godly characteristics including love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, meekness and self control.
Mankind struggles with the concept of knowing God because we cannot
fully understand God. Our finite minds short circuit when it comes to
understanding the deep mysteries of God. Some things must be accepted on
faith, which does not mean turning off your mind. Faith simply requires
setting aside our pride, biases and plans to allow God to do His thing.
All people sin from time to time. None of us are righteousness enough on
our own to be able to stand before a holy, perfect God. Although God is
merciful, he is also just and holy. The debt for our sin (death) had to
be paid before we could be spared. Salvation from sin only comes through
Jesus who took the punishment of the world on His shoulders. Because of
Jesus' death on the cross and resurrection, man can stand before God and
have an intimate relationship with the Creator of the universe. Just let
that concept sink in for a moment.
Who is going to pay for your sin? It's either going to be you or Jesus.
Faith requires boldness and courage. Trusting God is not for the faint
of heart. If you want the non-stop adventure of a lifetime, surrender
your life to God and see what happens. You will never be the same.
If you do not know the joy of being in a deep relationship with God
through Jesus Christ, you are missing out on the very purpose of life.
God wants to forgive you and restore your soul. Open your life to God.
Accept the free gift of salvation from sin offered to you by God. Jesus
said that He is the way, the truth and the life. No man can come to the
Father (God) except through Him. I encourage you to stop and receive
Christ's sacrifice for your sin. If you have any questions about how
to receive God's grace for your sin, please find a Christian friend or
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