Monday, November 15, 2010

100% Guarantee

God is Unchanging

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.  Hebrews 13:8

Whether it is with a relationship, a business dealing, or just simply something we read or hear, we all have doubts.  As much as we’d like to, there are times when we are not quite sure we can trust someone or in something.  Maybe it is because a particular person has let you down in the past, or maybe it is just caution that has been wired into each of us.  We have tried to compensate for a lack of trust with laws and contracts, but we all know that this does not guarantee results either.

Wouldn’t it be comforting if we could rely on someone 100% of the time?  While none of us is perfect, we know from scripture that God can be trusted wholeheartedly.  That He never changes and that the promises He made at the beginning of time are still true today and will be forever.  The only requirement is that we have faith -- faith in God’s provision -- faith to go one way when the world would say go the other.   God has extended an invitation to be part of His family.  Are you willing to trust and take a step towards believing and accepting the promises of your Heavenly Father?

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.  Hebrews 11:6

Because God is unchanging, with Christ, we can live life with confidence.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Finding Purpose

God is Eternal

“Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21

At some point in our life, if we haven’t already, we will likely ask the question “Is there anything more to this life as I know it?”  We wonder if there is a bigger idea or bigger plan that would give our life more meaning than the day-to-day grind and goals we selfishly set for ourselves.  We long to find a purpose to our existence that is greater than what we understand on our own.

If we look around us, there is evidence of something bigger; the vastness of the night sky, the intricacies of the human body, the majestic mountains, expansive oceans and nature’s delicate ecosystems - all this points to a master Creator.  The bible tells us this big God, the creator of the universe, wants to be in a relationship with us.  And in that relationship through His Son Jesus, you find purpose when you seek Him with all of your heart.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,   “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11

Because God is Eternal, we find our true purpose through a personal relationship with Christ.