Our lives began with a new beginning many years ago – a second chance of living the true life. This new life was a gift from God and was paid for by the life and blood of Jesus Christ – A life called for, a life needed and a life worth living.
Jesus our Lord and Saviour did not die for the Church, the Jew, the Christian or any other group you can think of, because He died for the whole world. His death brought this new life forth as a seed that died in the ground and brought fort a tree.
There is only one entrance into this new life and this is through Jesus Christ. You have to take hold of Him first that you may take hold of this new life also.
Your life story changed when you accepted Jesus and your past grew much deeper and wider. Now your story does not only begin at your birth, but began with a God many thousands or even millions of years ago…
What you need to do is find your place, role in this new bigger story of your life. To do so many mind sets and ideas needs to change. Einstein once said:
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it”. (Albert Einstein)
An understanding of your new life and role can not be found in the same place you were before, thus you need to walk a road of learning, willing to let go of your old life and take hold of the even greater past of who you are becoming to be…
God’s heart is for all His people and He wants us all to advance and grow, but only according to His purpose. A selfish God? Maybe, but He knows what is the best for all of us. His selfish about His own and when you belong to Him you are part of it!!!
It might be that you need to spend time with God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to find the bigger picture…
There is a story that shaped your life and when you became a Christian that story got a whole lot bigger. Your past wasn’t the only story, but the Life and Death of Jesus Christ became part of your story. This story is the blueprint that gives structure to your whole being and also influence the way you interact with the world around you. Now the bigger picture consists of the detail of this story. We tend to look at the story from our own perspective, but forget that the Author of the story has a completeness in mind, a goal and purpose… Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith and we need to get in-line with His story. Our focus should be Him and His purpose for our lives. Thus our eyes should always be on Jesus. (Read Hebrews 12:1-29).
Micah 3 explains how God sits as a refiner of silver, purging the sons of Levi. This is a work of precision… (as seen in the following story)
Malachi 3:3 says: ‘He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver.’
This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God.
One of the women offered to find out the process of refining silver and get back to the group at their next Bible Study.
That week, the woman called a silversmith and made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t mention anything about the reason for her interest beyond her curiosity about the process of refining Silver.
As she watched the silversmith, he held a piece of silver over the fire and let it heat up. He explained that in refining silver, one needed to hold the silver in the middle of the fire where the flames were hottest as to burn away all the impurities.
The woman thought about God holding us in such a hot spot; then she thought again about the verse that says: ‘He sits as a refiner and purifier of silver.’
She asked the silversmith if it was true that he had to sit there in front of the fire the whole time.
The man answered that yes, he not only had to sit there holding the silver, but he had to keep his eyes on the silver the entire time it was in the fire. If the silver was left a moment too long in the flames, it would be destroyed.
The woman was silent for a moment. Then she asked the silversmith, ‘How do you know when the silver is fully refined?’
He smiled at her and answered, ‘Oh, that’s easy — when I see my image in it.’
If today you are feeling the heat of the fire , remember that God has his eye on you and will keep watching you until He sees His image in you.
What would you say is God’s purpose for you?
It has some thing to do with looking like JESUS!!!
Your life is based on “What is God’s will regarding my life and what do I need in order to look like JESUS – some more purging?
Our destiny needs to be found in HIM, for in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).