January 22, 2021

“Called to Be Loved”

To understand your life purpose, you have to begin with God, because you didn’t create you, God did.  As your Creator, He alone knows your purpose.

More specifically, you must start with the nature of God.  That is, who does God says He is?  1 John 4:8 answers this question – “…God is love.”

God’s primary motivation in creating you wasn’t so you could do something for Him, it was so you could receive something from Him – His love. If a person refuses God’s love, they’ll never fully realize who they are. If one rejects God’s love, or operates with a shallow understanding of it, they’ll try to fill that void with something else.  It’s this humanistic search for meaning that leads many down a dead-end road marked by painful hurts, sinful habits, and debilitating hang-ups.

This coming Sunday, we’ll move into week 2 of our series, “What On Earth Am I Here For?”  I hope you’ve been able to read the devotions for each day from our common devotional reading. It’s not too late to get a copy, so be sure to ask about getting one this coming Sunday if you want to read along with us.

Between now and Sunday, I hope you’ll take some time to prayerfully consider Ephesians 3:17-19.

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.  May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Rejoicing in the love of God,

pastor jamie