Seeking the Lost

But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

1 Timothy 1:16
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Why Are We Here?

She woke up not knowing where she was. She had no idea how she had gotten there. Over the course a couple of days she gradually figured out both.

This is the compelling story of numerous books, movies, TV shows, and video games. It makes for a good story.

But it can also be reality!

The Reality

Each one of us wakes up each morning. Usually we know where we are (in our beds in our homes). We most likely know how we got here – we remember going to bed the night before.

But many people wake up with the question, “Why am I here?”

The Call of God

I believe that every Christian – indeed, every Christian Church – is called by God to glorify Him and proclaim the Gospel to others. That’s why we’re here.

When God created humans out of love, we respond in love to Him, which is glorifying Him.

Sadly, when sin enter the creation through Adam and Eve’s Fall, that response was drowned out.

Still, God’s love for us was not drowned. Jesus, the Son of God, came and died to forgive all our sin. He gives us His righteousness and we can once again glorify God!

Your calling is to glorify God and to tell others all about God – proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

This is Your Calling!

Then there’s the unwillingness to learn. That’s a sadder reality. We are being lied to by Satan and the world that we don’t have time to learn nor the time to carry out our calling. “It takes too much work,” we’re told. “You’re too busy,” we’re told.

Lies, all lies! Deadly lies! Because if we don’t carry out our calling, we reject the life given to us and others may never know the gift of God’s salvation!

The Gospel Calling

I’ve got good news for you! You are forgiven of all sin, including that which leads to fear or apathy!

Of course, being afraid is not necessarily a sin – but it could stem from the sin of ignoring God and His Word so you feel inadequate in proclaiming the Gospel. And Jesus does forgive that sin!

Jesus came for you. He loves you. He was born, lived, died, rose from the dead, and ascended for you.

In this power of love, you can responsd by glorifying God and proclaiming this Gospel to the world!

Prayer

Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that You have called me to glorify You and proclaim the Gospel to others. Thank You for the forgiveness of my sins that gives me the reason to seek the lost! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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