March 2018

“’For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’” (Jeremiah 29:11)

 

“What’s my purpose?” That’s an interesting question, and one which I imagine we have all asked ourselves more than once in our lives. Its sister questions are “Why am I here?” or “What am I doing?” or, the Sunday School version, “What is God’s will for my life?”

 

As humans, we struggle with the question of our purpose, or our usefulness, in life. As Christians, the issue becomes one of eternal significance, as we seek to discover the plans God has for us in His kingdom and its work. Every day, we see in the news or on social media how people, more plugged-in now than ever before, are dealing with historically high rates of depression and loneliness. There is a never-ceasing thirst for satisfaction with the “things” of this world – and, the more we get, the more we seem to want. Surrounded by friends and our stuff, we still feel isolated and anxious about the future.

 

Could it be that we are not looking in the right place, or for the right stuff? In His Word, God reminds us time and again that He is all we need, and that He – and He alone – can provide the peace and joy that we so desperately seek. We are never satisfied, never content, because we seek to fill the spaces in our souls with things that simply do not measure up to the One who desires to make us whole. We were created to seek Him out, and to have a relationship with Him. He wants to fill in all the pieces, to give us hope – to tell us what our purpose is.       

 

Beginning Sunday morning, March 4th, we will be looking at these, and other questions, in our new morning series, “From Garden to Glory.” God has a plan for us – to save us, to break us, to transform us, and to use us to reach and serve others to His glory. From the foundation of the world, until we see Him face to face (from garden to glory), God has had something special just for you, formed with you in mind. We will talk about living a life of purpose – not simply a life full of things, but a life filled with the things of God. How do we know? What do we need to do? Come Sunday morning, and let’s unpack these questions together!

 

See you Sunday!

 

In His Love,

Heath

 

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