We live to fulfill a higher purpose. The purpose to our lives is to have abundant lives and to live as vessels for our Creator. God made us in a special way. It is through His power that we were created. Every breath we take, every morning we wake, and every moment of every hour we live, is all under His power.
The Creator of the universe, the Creator of you and the Creator of me, yearns to have a direct partnership with each of us. Every individual is called to experience God. We know this through inevitable facts such as the knowledge that this life is temporary. We all have to face death sooner or later.
In addition, the insatiability and need for fulfillment in this life is another indicator that we are meant to seek for more. We are made with voids in our hearts and spirits that our Creator allows so that we may seek Him and find Him if we seek Him with all our hearts. Once we seek and find God, we are fulfilled and our lives become abundant in His love.
God is all knowing, ever present and all-powerful. He knows our hearts and spirits better than we know ourselves. He calls us to reconciliation with Him through Jesus Christ. He wants us to seek Him by sharing our hearts with Him, by talking to Him as a friend, by revering Him, by crying out to Him, even laughing with Him. God wants us to know Him for our own benefit and for His pleasure.
God is love. If God were not love, He would have made us to be robots, worshiping robots with no free will and no choice and no options. God wants us to see Him, to listen to Him. He is always waiting for us to turn to Him so that we can be guided by Him. He waits to love us, give us peace, heal us, restore us, reconcile us and renew us every day and every moment. The Lord yearns to bless us as individuals with an eternal friendship, with guidance and with a purpose.
To know God and to make Him known is the primary purpose to life. The Creator wants us to be inhabited by His Spirit. He wants us to be in partnership with Him to act in His will while fulfilling our purpose. God wants to inhabit us in thought, word and action while blessing us eternally and enormously.
God is love. Love above all.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres”.
This passage is convicting to me. It shows me how short I fall in my own efforts from living in and through perfect love. However, I know and have experienced the forgiveness and love of God through Jesus Christ. Through His Spirit He invites us to be gentle to ourselves and to let Him love others through us. He wants us to be His vessels of unconditional perfect love in thought, word and action, so that we can be blessed and so that God may bless others through us.
Once we realize our purpose for living, the Creator of the universe makes us stronger, renews our minds and transforms us into who we were made to be in thought, word and action.
However, in order for the transformation to happen, each of us needs to seek God for who He is. Our motives should not be anything else but to get to know Him for who He is. If our motives are anything other than seeking God for whom He is, we should cry out to Him “Search me Lord! Search my heart”!
Psalm 139 prays, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting”.
Our hearts’ cry should be that God examines our hearts and burns and cleans out anything that is in us that is not of Him.
If we ask Jesus for this major soul surgery, He will show His will for us while transforming us to the selves we were made to be in this life. Through God’s love, and through His Spirit, we learn who we were made to be.
Though we might have many deep wounds, and though we might feel no one could ever change us, there is nothing impossible for God. The Creator of the universe is in the business of forgiving, healing, redeeming, restoring, renewing, reconciling and loving unconditionally and perfectly. There is nothing impossible for our God. The Creator of the universe will redeem anything horrible, disgusting, shameful and hopeless. Only He can turn those things around for our good and for His honor and glory. The only condition is that we receive Jesus Christ’s reconciliation to the Creator, and allow Him to do His work in us. The Creator’s redemption is found in nothing other than His unconditional perfect love shown through His son Jesus Christ.
We might try to find love through things or other people in our lives. We might try to fill that void we all feel in this life, through things or other people. However, Jesus makes Himself available to all, equally with no favoritism, so that we may know our Creator and so that our purpose is fulfilled while God fills the void in our hearts.
Each of us has a purpose. Our Creator made us with a specific purpose in mind and we should look to Him for guidance. Look to your Creator so that He makes Himself known to you. Seek Him in Spirit through meditation and prayer and through His true living and eternal Word. God can speak through anyone and He can use anything because there is nothing impossible for Him. However, our Creator wants our hearts first… not our actions.
Let’s place ourselves in God’s hands. Once we do that, we will melt in the palm of His hand because of His tremendous love and grace. Then, and only then, will we be malleable for His transformation to happen within our beings. Once we give our hearts to God moment by moment, He will live through our thoughts, words and actions in love. Amen.