Have you ever thought, "What am I here for? Why do I exist?" A search of the sacred writings reveals at least two
Firstly that you might discover the secret, spiritual riches contained in knowing and being known by your Creator, experiencing the mercy, compassion and love revealed in a relationship with the Divine.
Secondly, you are here because your Creator has a purpose for your life. You have been given unique gifts and talents to benefit the world in which you live. Your reaction may be, “Who me? Are you kidding?” However, the Creator looks not just at the confident, the powerful and the wealthy, but also at the weak; not just at what we are now, but at what we will be. Inside each of us are talents and character that God is moulding and perfecting to impact the world around us. The power to grow and develop flows from that divine relationship on offer to us all.
Even though we may not be religious, many of us pray. As spiritual beings, we have an awareness of the divine Presence, and even though we can’t put form to that Presence, many of us still talk to Him*. Maybe we talk about everyday realities or perhaps only cry out when needing help, but it’s a start – the beginning of our spiritual path. The need now is to focus; to focus our talking, our praying upon the One who is the focus of the scriptures.
Yeshua (Jesus) can be found - in person if not always in name - across the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, from Genesis in the Tanakh (Old Testament) to Revelation in the New Testament, from before Creation to the end of time. He is the one described in Daniel’s vision:
“In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man, coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshipped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.” (Daniel 7v13-14).
He is our focus as we pray. He is the One who not only loves us enough to have given His life for ours, but who created us for a purpose,
who wants to prepare us and empower us to impact the world we live in. In the Tehillim (Psalms) we find a powerful promise for all those who are willing to be shaped for their spiritual destiny:
“The Lord will fulfil his purpose for me;” (Psalm 138v8 ESV). Take hold of that promise, talk to God about it, grow in prayer, focus on Yeshua, seek Him with all your heart for when
you do that you will surely find Him and your destiny.
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