Lately I have been thinking seriously of my beliefs. My belief in the person of Jesus Christ has resulted in proving that his word is good and he means what he says. He did the things he said he could do (more about that at a later date)and so I want to look at what I should do or be if I wish to be a follower of this man.
In my reading I came across the words:
BELIEVE + RECEIVE =BECOME.
So I must have a reason for being here, now, doing what I am doing.
in this place at this time. All humans have a mission in life as well as a ministry. For the last thousands of years minstry and mission have been thought to belong to the chosen ministers, priests, religious etc.It sort of left the rest of humankind “off-the-hook” so to speak. It is this that I find disturbing as not only are the holy ones getting older but there have been so many scandals connected with ministers of every faith. That is why the “who” that I will become has to believe that I was saved to be alive for a reason. I was saved to do something, to be someone, for somebody or somebodies.
In John’s first letter to his followers, he says,”Our love must be not just words or mere talk but something active and genuine.” Another translation states,”Let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” Or yet again,”Let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.”
This gives me an awesome feeling as no matter which of the three Bible translations I look at it seems that some sort of service ministry is part of the mission of me and all of us. As Rick Warren says in his book The Purpose Driven Life, “Our past has been forgiven, our present is given meaning and our future is secured.”
Therefore in God’s kingdom I have a place, a purpose, a role, and a function that only I can fulfill. Now, I need some more thinking time.