[ Purpose of the Mystery ] To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,
If I were to sit down and try to determine which question I am asked most often regarding God, which thing I am asked to pray for regularly I would say it if for purpose. Everyone wants to know what God wants to do with them, myself included. What is our mission? in essence it is that age old question: why am I here? The short answer is: To know God and make Him known. It is a simple answer but the journey to the point of even asking the question can be as complicated as the children of Israel wandering in the wilderness.
The best place to start is at the beginning. Scripture tells us that we were created. Contrary to the worlds view – we were created by God we did not evolve from a puddle of goo or from star dust and we most assuredly were not the result of the evolution of apes. No, we were created by the creator of the universe.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
The first step to finding God’s purpose for your life is to realize there is a creator behind the creation and He created you. Just as he created Adam, he created you. To understand that God created us is liberating and provides focus for our lives. Think about it. If God created you that means you did not simply evolve from nothing, you did not arrive by accident. You are here because God almighty wants you to be and therefore must have a purpose for your existence.
Jeremiah 1:5 [Full Chapter]
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
This is an amazing truth! Not only did God create you and me but He did so with a purpose in mind. The word sanctified in the passage above is a bible word that means set apart. There is a deep truth here: The Same God that created the universe took time out from making the world spin, the grass grown and the birds of the air fly to make you and me?! Not only that but He set us apart from all other living things as well as each human being from another for something special? Wow!
It is apparent that we are all set apart, created by a creator, and intended for something wholly unique; but what is that exactly- how do we find out? God will tell you because God knows.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
That’s right, God thinks about you. The creator of all things takes the time to have specific thoughts about you. Here is the amazing part, although scripture tells us that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) The God that created you has not written you off. God says that He thinks thoughts of peace and not evil and that He wants to give you a future of hope. God wants the best for you. He made you, set you apart, and loves you.
[ God’s Everlasting Love ] What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
The answer to this question is: no one. No one can come against a child of God and hope to win. there is one problem. For all that God has done for you, for every oportunity he has given you to succeed; you remain separated from Him by sin. We are born sinners, all of us and no one can escape that fact. The good news is, God knows that and He loves us so much in spite of ourselves, that He sent His Son to die so that we may live.
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace
Because of Adan and Eve’s sin in the garden, (Genesis 3) man was separated from God. God loved us anyway and made a way for imperfect man to commune with God. scripture tells us that blood sacrifice was the only covering for the sin of man.
Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
God covered Adam and Eve, not because He was ashamed but because they were. In doing so He showed them how to maintain a right relationship with him, through blood sacrifice. God told the devil that he would settle things, He would bridge the divide between God by and man once and for all.
[ The Coming Messiah ] “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting.”
God has a plan and has had a plan since the beginning of time. Because we were created by God and not by some cosmic accident, we are part of that plan. He has a plan, a purpose for our lives.
God sent His son, the only perfect man to ever walk the earth: God in human flesh, to serve as one last blood sacrifice. The sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross does not simply cover our sin as animal sacrifice did. It washes us clean of sin in the eyes of the father.
Isaiah 1:18 [Full Chapter]
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool.
As I said before our purpose in life is to know God and make Him know. Jesus tells us how to return to our Father creator:
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.No one comes to the Father except through Me.
We must accept the gift that God provided us. We must believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world and after three days rose again form the dead; thus conquering death and the grave. Forever bridging the gap between God and man. The God who created you has also provided you with a purpose; to know Him and make Him known.
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, I invite you to settle your affairs with the Lord today. Humble yourself and acknowledge that you are a sinner broken before God. Profess your faith in Jesus, your knowledge that he died for your sins and after three days God raised him from the dead. Ask Him to come into your life and He will.
Once you start living for Jesus – living not just with purpose but on purpose; there is no limit to what God will do with you.
Grace and Peace,
*If you would like to know more about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, email me at savedIIserve@gmail.com and let me know! I will be happy to lead you through what the bible says about salvation and accepting Jesus Christ as your savior.*