Think About Your Life
You were born for a purpose. Do you know that God knew you while you were still in your mother's womb? (Psalm 139:13). How about God's purpose for your life? Do you know that God has a plan for your life, and do you know what it is? God knows the plans he has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11-13).
Ultimately it's not about Religion...
It's about Relationship.
Today is a time of rejoicing in what God has given freely. Do you know that God gave His only Son, Jesus, to die for your sins so that you could have a personal relationship with Him? By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. (1 John 4:9).
Do you know that, when you invite Jesus to become your Lord and Savior, He will send His Holy Spirit to you and guide you throughout your life? "And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; the Spirit of truth..."(John 14:16-17).
If today were your last day here on earth would you reflect back on your life satisfied that you had fulfilled your special purpose on earth? The Way Ministries would like to share the first step in a new and exciting journey. Are you ready for a new beginning? It starts with surrending your life over to Jesus. One way to begin to surrender over to God's great plan for you is to pray the Prayer of salvation.
Who Created Me?
God, his name which is pronounced "Yahweh" and written יהוה or (YHWH) in Hebrew created us from dust. In fact he created all things in the heavens and the earth. But he was not alone, Jesus which is pronounced "Yeshua" in Hebrew and written יֵשׁוּע has been with God from the beginning. Jesus has always been with God, who always existed. In Genesis 1:26. we read. " Then said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness...".
God through his Son created all things, and you were created with a purpose. Now is the time to start living the life He planned for you and watch Him bless you with a life more fulfilling than anything you can ever create on your own. No matter what your mind is telling you about yourself-- especially anything negative, guilt filled, or hurtful--put those thoughts out of your mind completely because God made you for a special purpose. It doesn't matter what color your skin is, what culture you are from, if you're handicapped, have any learning disability, or any other issue or problem categorized by the world. Think about God and Jesus. Everything about God and Jesus is all good, all pure, and all holy. Dwell on these things, not on the media or other people's issues. Pray for people and for your own needs as well.
God is perfect, and He made you in His image. We read in Genesis 1:27, "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them." Do not waste your time thinking negative thoughts or comparing yourself to anyone or anything. Yes, according to the word do not compare yourself to anyone or anything. This is written, Galations 6:4, "Each one should test his own actions.
You are Unique
God made you beautiful just as you are right now. Jeremiah 1:1 reads, "The word of the Lord came to me saying, 'Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."' Like Jeremiah, each of us has our own purpose, this is God's will. We have to believe this and ask God for his help and guidance. We may need to make some changes to our lifestyle. God is always there to guide and help us in all things.
Why am I Here?
Many people may ponder this question their whole lives and never find the true answer. There is something missing in each of us. It's the part of us that can not be satisfied with material things, the part that always seems to want something more. To find the answer as to why you are here, a real relationship with your creator is necessary. Because all of us have sinned and fallen short of God's glory, we need an intercessor, someone to bridge the gap between man and God. The Lord Jesus Christ is the answer, who was sent by God, as our living sacrifice. Jesus paid the price for our sins, so that we could receive salvation and have a personal relationship with God receiving eternal life. This is the missing piece that gives purpose to our lives, to give glory and honor to God. But that can not happen if we are not in close relationship with God. Once we have said the prayer of salvation making God's son Lord over our life, our walk with the Lord will provide the clarity that we have always longed for. We can begin to ask God to lead us toward our purpose in Him, so that our life is fruitful, producing the good results God created us for. Some people become missionaries, some successful in business who help fund the church, some become pastors, some become teachers, others become caregivers, or stay at home moms pouring love into their children and teaching them about God. Whatever it is that God has given you talent to do, you can use that ability to share the good news of Jesus Christ, and to be His witness, walking with Jesus. Why you are here becomes abundantly clear as your life comes into alignment with His Kingdom.