Choose Your Glue
And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:4-5
What's the purpose of your life?
No, really, do you know? Honestly, this is one of the biggest questions that almost all of us face at some point in our lives. We have to figure out some purpose for our lives or it is impossible for us to keep going and actually feel fulfilled and happy.
Fortunately for us, Paul, in God's Word, can help us identify our purpose in life. He says, for himself, that his faith is not in any wisdom of men, but in the power of God. And this is not something that we should let be just about Paul. We should absolutely take this 100 percent for ourselves.
This is our purpose. It's the point of our life. It's why we're here, why we exist. Whatever our profession is, whatever we do for a living, whatever other things we have a love and desire for, those things are never to replace the heart and glue of it all that we are God's and God's alone, bought by the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
It starts by allowing this reality to be birthed in our heart. You cannot come and tell me that you have just always believed. It's not true, because faith at some point has to be birthed in you. There was never some ever-existing faith inside of you. And maybe today is the day this faith is really birthed inside of you.
Once this faith is birthed in our heart, it needs to be built. We take that faith and build it strong for the glory of the Lord, strengthening one another, strengthening our kids, in the nurture and love and admonition of the Lord.
Then this birthed and built faith needs to be rightly aligned. Our faith is not random. We are not just lining up behind the latest and greatest thing to be preached. No, we align with one thing-Jesus Christ crucified, and only Jesus Christ crucified.
This is the only formula for glue to keep our lives together. Faith birthed, built up, and rightly aligned with Jesus Christ alone. Only this has the power to save us and lead us to everlasting life.
Prayer Lord Jesus,
I put my faith in You today! I turn away from everything in which I have put faith in the past and I choose You alone today. Please glue my broken life back together and lead me in Your way of life!