Monday, March 12, 2018

Useful and Meaningful

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God made great and marvelous promises, so that his nature would become part of us. Then we could escape our evil desires and the corrupt influences of this world.  Do your best to improve your faith. You can do this by adding goodness, understanding, self-control, patience, devotion to God, concern for others, and love.  If you keep growing in this way, it will show that what you know about our Lord Jesus Christ has made your lives useful and meaningful.

2 Peter 1: 4 - 8

Wanting your life to be useful and meaningful is a natural human desire.  Everyone desires that their life count for something in this world.  That is why you will see so many buildings at universities  named after a man or woman.  

The best way though to make your life "useful and meaningful" is to know Jesus Christ!  Knowing Jesus and knowing about Jesus may indeed be two separate things, but when you know Jesus Christ, then what you know about Him becomes very special and important in your life.

You can know everything there is to know about Jesus without really knowing Him, but you cannot have a relationship with Jesus without seeking to know more about Him every day.

There is a song we used to sing in church that I still remember, even though I haven't heard it sung in years.  The words are: "More about Jesus would I know.  More of His grace to other show.  More of His saving fullness see.  More of His love who died for me."

If you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then knowing more about Him will make your life useful and meaningful every day!  

"Lord, show me something more about You today, so that my life may be useful and meaning to You.  Praise Your holy Name now and forever.  Amen."


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