Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Do you have the secret?

What do you understand?  What do you know?  What do you 'really' know?

Being IN THE KNOW is possessing inside, secret, or special informations; to perceive or understand as fact or truth.

But God gave man the handbook of life.  His book book contains the understanding of relationship with the living God as well as the keys to living life on earth with others. 

But these are written so you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. When you put your trust in Him, you will have life that lasts forever through His name.  John 20:31 NLV

We were not meant to live in the unknowns of who we are, the whys of why we are here, and our purpose on earth.  The fact is, without knowing Him personally, our mind remains in darkness - it simply cannot understand truth. 

The true KNOWING is found in the Bible - God's words to us that are truth.  How many times are we willing to listen to men proclaim what they believe to be truth?  

The good news is He always intended that we live in the light of His truth.  Jesus said YOU CAN KNOW...

I have written these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God. Now you can know you have life that lasts forever.  1 John 5:13 NLV

Life?  Not just existence, but LIFE.  Life is for your 'choosing.'  Will you choose His way and not your own today?

Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!  Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT

Choose life by turning from your way and your sin and turning to the one who paid the price for your sin, so you can KNOW Him :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What is your CAUSE?

We all want to know that our life is significant!  

And yes, YOUR life is significant!  

Your life was never intended to be a casual existence, but a purposeful, "Hello world, I am here, at this time, for THIS reason!"

Your cause (the very knowing that this is why you exist) can probably be readily seen in what you are passionate about.  You know, the something you would do if money were not an object, that would bring you great satisfaction.

What motivates you to action is also key to revealing to you the significance of your life and what it can be.

Did you know that Jesus, the Son of God, had a cause too...just as you have a significant cause?  He didn't just appear with a casual purpose.  No, He had a cause and He knew it and fulfilled that purpose.  So can you!

Look what Jesus said about His cause.

Pilate therefore said to Him, “Are You a king then?”

Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a king.  For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth.  Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.  John 18:37 NKJV

Jesus said it clearly - He said He was born to bear witness to truth. He wanted each of us to know truth, and to believe the truth so we could have a relationship with Him. 

It may seem too simplistic, but Jesus said it!

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."  John 14:6 NKJV

You are significant, because you are the only you that will ever ever exist.  
You are significant because you were known and thought of before the foundation of the earth.  
You are significant because Jesus went to the cross to pay the penalty of sin for you, so that you could choose to know Him.  
You are significant because there is a specific purpose for your life.  He is never withholding from you.  Never!  Today He says:
Listen! I am standing and knocking at your door. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in...  Revelation 3:20 CEV
Will you make the choice today to go His way?  Repent of your sins and ask Him to be the Lord of your life.  It is just the beginning of knowing your cause, and you will never regret knowing the truth!