Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Purpose

When we take that first step towards Jesus Christ, we will want to praise Him. He saved our soul and our heart rejoices. We begin to understand and know Him better as we stay close and walk beside our Savior. Once we begin to comprehend the love of God, we will continue to praise Him for being in our life.

This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord. Psalms 102:18

We were created because God loves us, because He wanted to. He gave us a purpose while we're here also. We were not created to just sit around and be lumps. We have to stay busy doing something. God wants us to work and live for His glory, and also to praise the Him.

When we fully accept Jesus into our lives, it will be our pleasure to celebrate Him. Our eyes will be open and we will begin to see that He is worthy to be worshipped and adored. Once we find out who Jesus really is, what He wants to do for us and what He has already done for us, we won’t be able to keep it to ourselves. We will want to declare the Good News.

To praise is to boast about or glorify. When you have great news, you have to tell somebody, you want to shout it out. You don’t want to keep it to yourself.

One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. Psalms 145:4

Praising the Lord goes right along with the purpose He gave us. We are spreading His Word and living for His glory when we praise Him. It is boasting about His goodness and letting people know about His love. We will tell each other about His works and what He has done.

All of our life is based on God whether we admit it or not. It started with God, and it will end with Him. God uses our life for His good, for His purpose.

We know that all things work together for good for people who love God. They are called for God's purpose. Romans 8:28 SIM

All lives are incomplete without Him. Our mission on earth is not fulfilled without God in our life.When our time has ended in this world, we will be judged by the Almighty.

I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. Ecclesiastes 3:17 ASV

Our works will in no way get us to Heaven, it's the fact whether or not we have invited Jesus Christ to live in our heart or not that determines this. We will, however, be accountable for everything we have done. Have we confessed our sins or have we just pushed them aside? Have we worked for God or did we work for ourselves? Did we walk with the Lord or follow our own path? Did we hear Him callings us or did we ignore His voice? Did we live our life for Jesus, with Jesus? Did we reflect His image? Did we tell anyone about Him? Did we glorify His name or live for our own gain?

God gives us choices. He gave us a free will. He hopes that we will choose Him and His ways. All other choices lead to death.

I call heaven and earth to witness against you that today I have set before you life or death, blessing or curse. Oh, that you would choose life; that you and your children might live! Deuteronomy 30:19 LVB

The life God has given us is Jesus Christ- believe that He is God's Son and accept His forgiveness, or don't believe and die. It’s that simple. We can choose to praise and glorify the Lord, testify of His goodness and live in His blessings, or we can choose not to and die. I think it’s easier to live the life that was planned and purposed for us than to go against the grain and get rubbed the wrong way and then come out bruise and battered.

God still loves us no matter what choice we choose, but we can’t live in Heaven with Him if we have made the wrong choice simply because sin does not enter into His Kingdom. God would rather see His children come home to Him than to burn in hell any day. So why not praise Jesus as your Savior and glorify God for the life He has given you.

Knowing Jesus is all we need. Getting to know Him is even better. Live your purpose and praise Him.
Please also read Our Purpose and Why did God Make Me? Click on the Labels tab below.