Whether we realize it or not, we all have questions that burn within us. Why am I here on this earth? What is the purpose of my life? No person has those answers for another. What I have learned in asking those questions myself is mostly personal and unique to me. However, truth transcends, connecting each person’s individual answer to the rest of us.
So, I invite you to read what God has revealed to me, which I have received from my perspective: a 61 year old married white woman who grew up in a small town in the Midwest in America. I admit and realize that what I know about how life works is just a drop in the bucket, but my hope is that you may be intrigued by my examination of that drop and encouraged to examine your own.
What I have learned most deeply and constantly is this: God is love, He is alive right now in His word, the Bible, and He wants each of us to know Him. God tells us over and over that He wants us to know that He is the one and only Lord of all creation. In the book of Ezekiel alone, He tells us more than 60 times, “then you shall know that I am the Lord!” (Ezekiel 7:27 for example)
God is eternal and omnipotent and sovereign over everything and everyone. But in creating this world, He chose to give each of us the right to choose-everything all day long every day. He knows the choices that will keep us satisfied, joyous, fulfilled. But He has ordered the universe to give us the ultimate choice of asking Him to guide our lives or to reject Him totally. My choice, to seek Him as best I can, has proven to be bring me satisfaction, joy, and peace far deeper and sweeter than any choice I have ever made to go my own way without Him. Every choice I have ever made to go my own way without God has eventually failed to bring anything but anxiety, sadness, and discontent.
The really great news is this–it is never too late to begin choosing to seek and follow what God has for you. Because He created you before you were born and knew you in your mother’s womb (Psalm 139:13-14), He knows infinitely more about you than you can ever know in this life, and He loves you more than you can possibly imagine. With His lovingkindness guiding you, your choices can lead you into the life you were always meant to live, where satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment transcend even your worst difficulties and sorrows. I pray that you begin talking to Him today, this moment, and that you get to know Him through His word.
Amen and amen.