Why Are You (Am I) Here?

Posted: May 26, 2012 in Thoughts on art ministry and life
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Once we’ve established our identity in Christ, “who we are?” if you will, we are ready to begin to look at why we are here? What are we here to do? This is where we begin to explore purpose and calling. Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works which God prepared for us to do.” In other words we were created on purpose, for a purpose, to live out a mission. There is something by definition that we were created to do.

I think sometimes we want to rush into the nuts and bolts of this. What are we to do and where will we get the resources to do it? Both good questions which will be answered in time, but first I think we need to look at the overarching reason we, as followers of Jesus Christ, do what we were created to do. In Matthew 5 Jesus calls us the light of the world, which is quite an honor because, He also called Himself the light of the world. He says we’re like a city on a hill that cannot be hidden and that we shouldn’t hide our lights under a bowl but rather put them on a stand so they can give light to everyone in the house and then He says, “In the same way let your light shine before men, so they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.

Quite simply put it means the end purpose of all the things we do in this world should be done for the purpose of giving God the glory He so richly deserves. This should be the first and foremost purpose of every believer, no matter what their gift.

Is it why you do what you do?

Now that we know who we are, and what we do next time we will look a little more closely at what it is that we will do.

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