Are you looking for purpose, meaning, direction in your life? The Bible states in John 3:16, "God so loved each one in the world that He gave us His Son. Thus, anyone who puts their trust in the Son, will not perish, but have eternal life."---personal translation. If this statement is true, and I believe it is, that means that you are loved by the King of the Universe. He accepts you just as you are. You are infinitely valuable. He has given you Himself, the most He can give. Your life DOES HAVE MEANING.
If God so loves you, you also have a purpose: love Him back! Of course we can't make ourselves love someone. That's why God gave us the Bible, Prayer, and the Obedient Life. As we read the Bible, we get to know Him. As we pray, we communicate with Him, getting to know Him better. And as we practice the principles of the obedient life, we actually try out and do things with Him. Whether you are just beginning a relationship with Jesus, or you are reconnecting, the key to loving Him back, is knowing Him better, and the keys to know Him better are Bible study, prayer, and the Obedient Life. Your life DOES HAVE PURPOSE.
Your life has a direction also: upward, forward, outward. Remember, you have eternal life. You can look upward to Heaven for help, forward to life in Heaven and on a renewed Earth, and outward, to Him as your Source of Strength and to others as friends to share His Good News with. Remember, God so loved the whole world. He needs you to tell the others He has so loved, of His great gift for them. Your life DOES HAVE DIRECTION.
Of course, there is a lot more we could detail in this wonderful, purposeful, meaningful life.
I invite you to contact us so we can share more with you about this special relationship with
Jesus. If you have questions about the Bible, struggles in life, or would just like to be
involved, please send us an email at
HarrisonSDAChurch.TN@gmail.com, or give me a call at 423-326-3788.
May God Bless You,
Pastor Michael A. Mnich