Friday, October 10, 2014

5 Great Question of Life

5 great questions of life:  
  • Origin – Where did we come from? 
  • Identity – Who are we?  
  • Meaning – Why are we here?  
  • Morality – How should we live?   
  • Destiny – Where are we going?  
     What keeps us from going deep into these crucial questions?  What eats our time and keeps us from the important quest for the answers.  Things like the pursuit of money, possessions, career, the demands of others, entertainment, pleasure, hobbies, and other loves all consume our limited time and hearts.  The smoke and noise of the American dream and the world can distract us from the truly important.  They drown out the still small voice of God.  I want to cast off these distractions, these things that consume my time and heart and live for what is truly important, walking the path He has designated for me.  To live as God created for me, Kim Smith, to live.

     I want the answers to these questions.  This is a pearl of great price.  The answers to the first three questions are not subjective but are truth; they are the same for all.  But, how we live the truth will be different for all.  We were created to live united with God our creator.  Living in Him we will find the plans He has for us.  In Him we will also find our value, joy, contentment, peace, happiness and fulfillment.   We may be able to grasp some of these, for a time outside the will of God.  But, they will be shallow, fleeting and crumble for they will be built on a faulty foundation, Matt 7:24-27, 1 Cor 3:12-15, 2 Tim 2:20-21.

     Sins, idols, addictions, bondages, past disappointments, unreleased hurts and hates can consume our passion and time.  Stealing from us the life God has desired for us.  These can be cruel, life sucking, dictators.   The insignificant robing us of the significant.  God has created me and each of us for great significance.  There are no common people.  We are all unique with each assigned a specific task, 1 Cor 3:5.

     The answers to these questions are of utmost importance more important than our careers and possessions more important than even bread or water.

Jn 6:27, “Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.” 

Jn 6:35, “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.  I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.  I am the bread of life.  Your forefathers ate the manna in the desert, yet they died.  But here is the bread that comes down from heaven, which a man may eat and not die.  I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.

Jn 4:11, “Sir,” the woman said, … “Where can you get this living water?...  Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water [the water from a well] will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 

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