Colossians 1:15-18 says, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in every thing he might have the supremacy. God is the only given in the universe. He always has and he always will be! Everything else comes and goes, but Jesus Christ is what holds it all together. We were created to enjoy and display the Creators glory.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought with a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” We exist to display the glory of God! When we fulfill this reason for being, we have substance, meaning, and purpose. When we don’t fulfill this purpose in our life, we are a mere shadow of what God has for us. God has not made us to be mere shadows and echos. We were made to have God-like substance. We were made to make God-like music. We were made to have a God-like impact on this world. When I forsake my God and I love other things more, I become like the things I love, small and insignificant. We need to breakaway from small thinking and worldly desires! We are called to set our face to God and get to know Him, enjoy Him, and to live for Him. Will we wake up from the slumbers of shadowland existence? What will we leave behind? Will it be a mere shadow or an echo, or a tribute on earth and written down in heaven forever?
Father, forgive me for wasting so much time. Forgive me for my love affair with empty things. Show yourself to us in your fullness! Wake us up to the life you want for us. Live life with no regrets. The time is now. I hope you all have a great week!