The true meaning of life.
It has been written – ‘To know God and enjoy Him forever’
Yes, but how does this relate to everyday life?
An example ;- By ‘casting all your care upon Him’, one can enjoy the peace of trusting in His sovereign greatness. He is able to intercept and control the circumstances of life if we invite Him. What a joy it is to see God at work in our lives. This is greater than self achievement.
After years of study, years of hard work, years of gathering possessions, years of connecting with others, I have concluded that the real meaning of life is, connecting with God.
The promise holds true :- “Seek Him and you will find Him, when you seek Him with all your heart. It may be rare, but it is very rewarding to take the time, the effort, the money, the dedication, the humility in seeking God. Oh the joy when God speaks, when God acts and we know it was Him.
The Lord Jesus said “We ( Father , Son and Holy Spirit) will come to him and make our abode with him” (John 14). This promise of conditional love is not out of reach. The Lord of glory makes this promise to all who love Him and obey His commands. The reality of the Divine presence is worth more than all the possessions of earth.
Paul prayed this prayer for others :- “that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith”. Above his many desires for others, this gives true meaning to life. By comprehending the incomprehendable love of God in Christ, one finds true identity. To discover that I am a disciple “whom Jesus loves” , give real meaning to life and eternity.
There are those cherished moments, like a passing sunset, that causes us to sing ‘Hallelujah’. Caring for God’s creation can give meaning to life. Connecting with family is a worthy motive in life . But best of all is to enjoy God’s fatherly care. By looking up and looking forward we can claim the victory of redemption and say “Abba Father”
Enoch and Abraham both had this distinction in life :- ‘They walked with the Lord.’
Paul was willing to sacrifice everything, ‘that he might know Christ, the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings.’
Peter wrote of true maturity as being, full of selfless love in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
To the unbeliever, these things may seem superficial and unreal. In the purpose of the creator, these unseen realities are the underlying powers for a good and fulfilled life. Not only this life, but also the life to come.
I do trust that you my reader have come to know God through faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. Let your life find meaning by getting to Know Him. This is eternal Life begun on earth.