Thursday, February 10, 2011

finding meaning in life

Acts 15:11 NLT
We believe that we are all saved the same way, by the undeserved grace of the Lord Jesus.

That is the truth.  Any time at church we ask people what they are thankful for, our salvation by the grace of God is one of the first things we hear.  I want to praise God for His grace and my salvation.  How about you?

Yet there is more to being a Christian and following God than just being saved.  Far too many people are content with just knowing they are going to heaven.  That is not all God has for me and for you.  His desire for us is a full life.  His desire for us is to achieve and live life with meaning.

Often I am asked or even think about this question: what is God's will for me life?  Henry Blackaby said the right question is "what is God's will?"  I tend to agree.

God has so much for us.  His plan for us includes having and holding meaning as well as helping others find meaning in life.  But how many of you reading this devotion today have trouble finding the meaning for your life?  Be honest.

Meaning comes when we get away from ourselves and begin to serve God by serving others.  You've heard or read me share these things many times.  In my reading this morning I read Matthew 25 where Jesus said we actually ministered to Him by serving others, "when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me", verse 40.  That is a huge deal.  It also is the place that I believe we will find meaning.

How long are you going to stay wrapped up in yourself and in your problems and in your pity party?  When will you and I allow God to give us meaning and help us reach our potential for Him?

I leave you with this question ...

"How you have helped the powerless!  How you have saved the weak!"

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