Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Chapters 10 & 11- Meaningless--- A life that matters--- What about today?

Seriously… we were meant to live lives that matter. We were meant to live lives that have meaning. God didn’t create us as some sick science experiment where he throws us up in the air and hopes we land on our feet. He created us for His pleasure and He finds pleasure in us being satisfied in Him. How does that happen? We must first know Christ… it is not enough to simply put our trust in Him in a salvation experience… we must walk with Him through the salvation process. In being sanctified (becoming like Christ) we find something that nothing else gives. We find ourselves being filled daily by the things of God. We find things that brought temporary satisfaction falling to the wayside as things of eternity take on more importance.

God is not some abstract—far off guy- who is unconcerned with His creation. He longs for a real relationship with His creation. He longs for us to live lives that are pleased by Him. That ultimately gives Him pleasure and in that we are fulfilling our purpose as His children.

When all is said and done, I want to have lived a life that matters. It is doable. It is not some far-fetched thought of man… We can know Christ… and make Him known. We can live lives that matter. We can live lives that make a difference… not only for us… but others. We can live lives that bring a smile to the face of God. IT CAN BE DONE!!! WE CAN START TODAY… not waiting for tomorrow to begin to live for God’s pleasure. We can live today for Him... We can serve Him this day… We can find accomplishment in a life well lived…

I want to end up at the end of a long, dusty, winding road where sits my Savior who will say, “Well done my good and faithful servant… Your life mattered… it mattered to Me!!!” yeah that’s my Scripture rant…

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