Created with Purpose
We were created with extraordinary purpose. Regardless of how we were conceived and whether or not we were wanted by our earthly parents...our heavenly Father formed us and desired us to be a part of His family. We were made with only one source of fulfillment and that's JESUS! There's no plan B... no alternative. We can't find what we are looking for in other people, possessions, entertainment, careers, income, or out of a bottle.
By man's sin, beginning with Adam, we developed an empty hole within and we were destined for hell. God paid the ultimate price by sacrificing His own Son in exchange for a relationship with us. The life of Jesus wasn't taken. He was given a choice and He chose to freely shed His blood for you. To wash away all of the sin you ever committed and the subsequent guilt, shame, and condemnation that came with it. That's how much you're worth, loved, and desired!
If you can really grasp that, it'll change your life. This isn't about religion or joining a denomination... this is about love, surrender, repentance, and intimacy. You have nothing to lose by choosing Jesus, but absolutely everything to gain. This relationship isn't long distance. It's close, real, and tangible.
The Bible talks about the Secret Place. It the place where we share our hearts with God... not memorized prayers, but where we lay it all out... give Him the broken fragments of our lives and allow Him to heal and empower us by His Spirit. It's where we worship and adore Him. In turn we feel His presence, hear His voice, get direction for our lives, and melt in His loving embrace.
Church is important, that's where we grow, learn, and connect with people, but it cannot take the place of our intimate time with Jesus. Where we share our heart and hear His. I can't imagine life without Him... He's my joy, peace, sound mind, bride groom, friend, provider, healer, and the lover of my soul! Don't do life without Him... it's just not worth living...
2 Timothy 1:9-11 (TPT) He gave us resurrection life and drew us to Himself by His holy calling on our lives. And it wasn’t because of any good we have done, but by His divine pleasure and marvelous grace that confirmed our union with the anointed Jesus, even before time began!
Romans 8:28 (TPT) So we are convinced that every detail of our lives is continually woven together to fit into God’s perfect plan of bringing good into our lives, for we are His lovers who have been called to fulfill His designed purpose.
Romans 8:32 (TPT) For God has proved His love by giving us His greatest treasure, the gift of His Son. And since God freely offered Him up as the sacrifice for us all He certainly won’t withhold from us anything else He has to give.
Psalm 91:1-11 (NKJV) He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;My God, in Him I will trust. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand;but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.
Jeremiah 33:3 (MSG) “This is God’s Message, the God who made earth, made it livable and lasting, known everywhere as God: ‘Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own.