Lost. When a person is lost, he needs a map. If he is intent on getting to where he is going, he needs the right map.
In the same way, every traveler has a marked destination. Not every traveler does, however, and some travel aimlessly. They are wanderers, not travelers.
In life, we are all on a temporary journey and it is on a destined time frame. No matter how much we try to live longer, nobody lives forever.
In every man there is the inherent goal to find meaning or to be something or someone. We need to have reason and purpose or else life will be such a misery and a waste. It will be a life of unhappiness, no fulfillment.
Because Man was created for a higher, more infinite purpose, he is destined for a higher calling and a more glorious eternal destiny. This is the essence of why men seek to learn, to find, and to experience. It is imbedded in him, this need. He was born to thirst for it and to hunger for it because he is not just matter, he is also spirit.
Many deny their spiritual need because they have achieved material wealth, world acclaim, success and recognition for what they have done. They think they do not need anything. But even the most successful person, like Steve Jobs, had no way to stop the appointment with Death. He needed a cure for cancer and there was none. All the money and fame in this world cannot stop Death. Dust to dust returns.
Many try to seek it in other places and sources, from personalities and charismatic teachers, from millions of books, ideologies, and religions...and fail to find the Truth. They look in the wrong places and they remain lost. The questions challenge the wandering traveler : "Why am I here on earth? Where am I going? Who made me? What for?"
To find oneself and to see one's purpose, God gave us a map - the Bible. He did not give us several maps to choose from, He gave us His Word, His map. God is the God Who cannot lie. Or else He will not be God.
He is not into "hide and seek" as religion falsely teaches. He is not an unfathomable mystery the human mind cannot grasp or understand. God said in His Word "You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you..." (JEREMIAH 29: 13-14)
You can find God and He will set you free from you captivity (being lost) and show you the way to fulfill YOUR purpose. "For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (JEREMIAH 29: 11)
God promised He will direct your path in life, He promised not only His map, but also His Guide, the Holy Spirit. "And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever, the Spirit of Truth." (John 14:16)
"Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you." (Jer. 29:12)
God intended for us to know Him and to fellowship with Him. This is why Jesus Christ said in John 17:3 - "Now this is eternal life: that they may know You, the only True God, and Jesus Christ Whom you have sent."
So many believe what men say yet deny the existence of God or deny the authenticity of the Bible. God is a Spirit, He is a Divine Person.
The human mind seeks that which can be seen by sight and he fails. Many run after visible "signs and wonders" because these provide proof. You can never find God in visible signs or fantastic manifestations, these do nothing for your soul. God did not send other "messengers" other than His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ said
"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.'(John 20:29). To believe without seeing requires FAITH.
Those who seek God MUST BELIEVE that He exists and He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. No one can see God with the eyes, He can only be experienced in the heart, the throne of our spiritual existence. God resides in us through His Spirit.
"The world cannot accept Him because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He live with you and will be in you.' (JOHN 14:17)
If the Bible is the book that will lead you to your eternal destiny, why deny it and be eternally lost?
Ask God today to show you the Truth, and to lead you to where He wants you to be. He is a Faithful God, a loving Almighty Powerful God Who does not lie. He knows you, He loves you, and gave His own Son for you because of that Love.
"This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world, that we might live through Him." This is Love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His only Son as atoning Sacrifice for our sins.." (1 JOHN 4:9-10)
This is not about "religion", this is about God. Copyright cynthiabuhainbaello 03.25.13 www.faithwriters.com
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