The Value of Your Existence · thursday, april 26th · Page Visits (290)
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mark 8:36).
The most important thing in life is to discover God’s purpose for your life and fulfill it. Life isn’t about material gains. If you were to be the sole owner of everything in the world, that’ll still be nothing compared to the value of your soul. Jesus said, "...A man’s life doesn’t consist in the abundance of his possessions" (Luke 12:15). Your primary reason for being isn’t to amass wealth or become famous. You might then want to ask, "Why am I living?"
There’re two primary reasons you’re living today. The first is that God wants you to learn His Word and understand how His Kingdom functions so you’d function effectively in the world to come. He wants you to be a master over circumstances in this life so you’d be a giant and a champion in the world to come, ruling over nations: "And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations" (Revelations 2:26).
Secondly, He wants you to bear witness of the reality of the Kingdom and be a testimony of His salvation. Jesus gave us a charge to go "…into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). You’ve got to witness to the fact that Christ has brought salvation to the whole world. There’re people who may never hear the Gospel except through you; those in your sphere of contact, and the regions beyond.
2 Corinthians 3:6 says: "Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament…." The Lord has called you, and made you an able minister; you’ve been chosen and sent to preach the Gospel. These are the primary reasons for your life; therefore, channel all your energies and zeal on a daily basis in these directions, and be sure to fulfil God’s purpose for your life.
Dear Father, you’ve made my life beautiful, glorious and exciting; and for this I worship you! Thank you for making me an able minister of the Gospel, and the wisdom you’ve granted me to teach those around me the Kingdom-life! I’m growing in grace and in the knowledge of your Word, being thoroughly positioned to live the transcendent life here on earth, and to see that the Gospel goes to the regions beyond, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
f u r t h e r s t u d y: Hebrews 6:5; 1 Peter 4:13
Daily Scripture Reading
1 Year Reading Plan : 1 Samuel 26-28 ;Luke 22:1-38
2 Year Reading Plan : R omans 16:1-11; Psalm 130-134