Saturday, August 1, 2009

Our Purpose

While we are here, God has given us a purpose. We’re supposed to work for Him. We’re to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to others.

But life is worth nothing unless I use it for doing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus--the work of telling others the Good News about God's mighty kindness and love. Acts 20:24

We’re to tell others of God’s message so they can know about His love, so they can seek His righteousness, goodness, and freedom. God wants to spread His love, His Word, so every single person in the world can have it.

And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15

The gospel is God’s Word. God’s Word is Jesus Christ, His one and only Son. Jesus Christ is the good news.

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.
John 1:14

We are God’s tools in spreading His Word and telling about the love of Jesus. We don’t have to be a preacher to let somebody know how good God is. We can speak publicly or tell just on person at a time. We can publish a book about God’s ways or write a simple note to a friend. We could sing in front of thousands or we can sing to one child. We can paint a huge mural of Jesus Christ for all to see or we can draw a picture for grandma’s fridge. We can show somebody God’s love thru a smile, or speak through our actions and our lifestyle. We are to in someway let everyone around us know that our God reigns. We’re to let them know about the love and goodness that Jesus has for us. It’s our duty to let everyone know that He is available for them wherever they are and that His love is free for all, no matter where they have been or what they have done or what they are doing at the moment. Forgiveness is for the asking.

God designed each on of us before we even entered this earth in His image and for His glory, to speak His Word, to spread His news. We have Jesus’ example to follow.

But Jesus said to them, ``I must tell the Good News about God's kingdom to other towns, too. This is why I was sent.'' Luke 4:43 SIm

We’re to tell the ones who have their eyes closed and help them see, just as the ones before us have labored for Him and helped us to see the Light.

God’s desire is for us to see the whole Truth and then to share and testify of the Truth, which is Jesus Christ.

Revealing His son is our task in this world. We’re supposed to speak and show His love, His mercy, His grace, His forgiveness. We’re to repeat the Good News to others so they can receive as we have received. God wants everybody to know Him.

If you had known me, you would have known my Father. But even now, you do know Him and you have seen Him.'' John 14:7 SIM

There’s a big difference in knowing who God is and really knowing Him. Being made in His image, we have the opportunity to know our Father personally. God wants every single person to be close to Him. This is where our purpose on this earth comes in- spreading His Word so His children can know His ways.

We’re created like God because He wanted us to be able to fellowship with Him.

God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9 RSV

Did you know the Almighty on calls us friends? (John 15:14-15) He wants us around Him. God made us in His image so we can grow to be like Him. We as humans will not become gods, but being a child of God, we have the traits of our Father. We have the ability to love as He loves, to be peaceful as he gives us peace, to become wise as He gives us wisdom. We can have knowledge as He reveals His knowledge, we can understand as He gifts us with understanding. We can know His will the closer we are to Him. If only we would get to know the Holy One better, spend more time with Him. He will teach us His ways. We can reflect our Creator’s image in our lifestyle.

I want the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give you insight and a wise spirit. Then you will know Him better. The eyes of your heart will receive light. Then you will know the meaning of the hope of God's invitation. You will know the riches of His glorious inheritance among the holy people. You will know God's great power which is available to us who believe. Ephesians 1:17-19 SIM

When you truly know God, you’ll want to share what He has given you. You’ll want to share the peace that He gives, the contentment, joy, and forgiveness. He gives truth, healing and prosperity in all areas. He gives abundance and quality of life. Knowing God is comprehending and really believing He is who He says He is and does what He says He does. God is pure love and all that goes with it.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

We can truly let this grow in our heart and show this Word to the people around us. We can fulfill our purpose that God has for us and be used for His glory.

Please also read Why Did God Make ME? Click the link in Labels below