Lent: Day Thirty Seven

I’m guessing the age old question we’ve all wrestled with at different times is ‘what is our purpose’? From marriage, to job, to having kids - this is the ever pervasive question. Our ultimate purpose is ‘to know God and to make Him known’

Spending time with someone is how you develop a loving relationship. When you first fall in love with your husband or wife, you just want to spend every waking minute with them. You’re excited to spend time going out to eat, on long walks, and have long talks. Getting to know Christ isn’t much different. You want to spend time cultivating a loving relationship. For this to happen you need to surrender your ego, be “broken”, so that it is no longer you, but Christ who lives in you. We have to crucify our fleshly desires by the renewing of our minds in Christ. As we walk with Christ we will be filled with His Holy Spirit. This empowers us to walk in the Spirit and not the flesh. Also, have fellowship with other believers, daily devotions, be prayerful, and be holy. Doing this helps us grow in the knowledge of the Lord.

“O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.”
-John 17:25

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn it, but that the world might be saved through him.” -John 3:16

This is GOOD NEWS folks - the Gospel of our salvation. Christ came into a world of sin and depravity, to reach the lost. This includes you, me and unbelievers. Every single person is a sinner and has broken God’s laws. Yet while we were still sinners, CHRIST died for us! Share this with your family and friends. You want to see them on the other side!