Who am I?
What on earth am I here for?
Where am I going in life?
Is there life after death?
These are important life transforming questions because they are questions about identity, (the fact being who or what a person or a thing is, the characteristics of a person or a thing)
purpose ( original intent - the reason for which something is done or created or the reason for which something exist)
destiny (Destiny - the events that will necessarily happen to a person or thing in the future)
eternity (is a destination: theology: endless time)
We all need to be certain of these four things in our lives because the bible says in Proverbs 29: 18 (NKJV) "Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; But happy is he who keeps the law."
Knowing who you are: your strengths and weaknesses , will help you discover you purpose and then you can make informed choices that will influence your destiny. You can't start with your self Because you were custom made by God to fulfil a purpose. Jesus said io his disciples " without me you cannot do anything!
“Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and one soul; neither did anyone say that any of the things he possessed was his own, but they had all things in common. And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all." (Acts 4:32, 33 NKJV).
This passage always touches my heart. To me, it pictures what every bible-believing, spirit-filled church should look and feel like. But sadly, this is not what we are seeing in the 21st Centry. The more churches grow and multiply the more we divide along theological, ethnic and socio-cultural boundaries. Jesus prayed in John 17 that "they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me."
Unity (not uniformity) in our churches will, without question, convince the (unsaved) world that God, indeed, sent His son into our world to save it. Wouldn't it be great for the communities we serve to testify that we "have all things in common" because there is none who lack among us? Please pause, think and do something about it. Thank you.
Rev. William Sunu