Monday, December 25, 2023

Reflecting On Our Lives' Meaning

Jesus Christ Is Saviour

Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord (Luke 2:11 NIV).

Being Christians, we cannot overlook the importance of celebrating the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, to us it is not about the correctness of the DAY or date but the message and GIFT (of salvation for those who believes and accepts His Grace) the Lord God Almighty brought us. It was this GIFT from God to deliver us from the fear of death (Hebrews 2:15), the penalty and bondage of sin and to render us blameless before a Holy God (Colossians 1:22). Scripturally, His (Christ) is the only LIFE that have been predicted, (Isaiah 9:6; 11:12; 28:16; 53:5; Micah 5:2) purposed and predetermined to STAND OUT as coming from the Father (John 1:32-34) to bring redemption and eternal salvation and peace to mankind (Luke 1:8-14).

Does My Life Have Purpose?

When we are born into this world, we have no prerecorded outline of our lives on how we will be leading our lives. Unlike animals which grew and develops through instinct, as humans on the other hand, we receive our development through learning (Proverbs 22:6) including the various social influences which directs our decisions and forms part of the way that we are to follow. Generally, as we pass through our various developmental stages so does our right and wrong senses (conscience) adapts and setting the limitations. The non-Christian follows the guides of his or her traditions and teachings. While the way of the non-Christian is not absolute, God will call into account the 'record' of the conscience that directs faith in God's truth so that no-one will have an excuse when being judged by the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 2:14-16).

The Christian Life Have Purpose In Christ

In contrast and biblically perceived, a truly born-again Christian lights up his or her life through scriptural instruction and the Holy Spirit to produce a Christ-like image of humility, submission, obedience, patience, giving, helping, love and faith to mention but a few (Hebrews 5:8; 2 Corinthians 3:18). Therefore, this and many other scripturally charged virtues (2 Peter 1:5-8; Romans 12:9-21) should complete and add purpose to our lives. In other words, such scriptural guidance serves as an individual ministry to others, showing the faith we profess informs our lifestyle and purpose in life. 

Furthermore, as Christians, our lives purpose does not just consist of our educational background, the kind of job(s) we have, our wealth or our social stand or class. If that is how we view our purpose in life, we swing the pendulum outside our Christ-like driven purpose. In my experience, I came across countless Christians who are great preachers and gifted talkers who are not rooted in their faith, their actions and output from their hearts exposes their mouths confession. As it is, such behavior renders us fake and not true to our faith and purpose thus betraying what we believe while we smother and silence the conscience that we should rely on for guidance (Galatians 2:14; Matthew 26:69-75). 

In Conclusion, my fellow Christian brothers and sisters let us ARISE with GUSTO and FAITH reclaiming our lives purpose and be Christ-like in a decaying world filled with violence, hatred, and selfish injustice.

Blessed Christmas and Christ directed New Year to you all

Brother Glenn and family.