Your Life: Dig a Little Deeper

Psalm 139:13-16 says…

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16 your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Humanity has been on a quest for centuries towards self understanding. Socrates guiding rule was, “Know Thyself”, and Shakespeare said in Hamlet, “To thine ownself be true”. Similar statements were made by Aristotle, Plato and more recent years,  stores have stocked shelves of books and CD’s reflecting this same theme. Though spoken hundreds of years apart, such statements support a notion that humanity is more often than naught disconnected from who they are…but covertly wants to know.

However, the great theologian and thinker, Augustine opened the door to another perspective when he wrote ,

“Men go abroad to wonder at the height of the mountains, the huge waves of the sea, the long course of rivers, the vast compass of the ocean, the circular motion of the stars … but they pass by themselves and don’t even notice.”

Who did God create me to be? What is my purpose in life? Why am I here? All of us in varying degrees are on this  “Search for Significance”.

I owned a CD Bible Study package that could be purchased at a broad price range based on how much of the content I wanted. The basic package gave access to the basic programs, the most expensive gave access to it all. At any time I could call in, pay my money and get a code which we give me additional resources. Whether a little or a lot however, all the content was on one CD. Some people meander through life accessing only the basic package. Others invest in themselves, dig deeper discovering more of what God created them to be. This discovery leads to a fuller richer life that ultimately brings Glory to God.

Your life was created by God and it can be as deep as it is broad. In a sense, Augustine was challenging us to use the Ask, Seek, Knock Principle as it applies to you.. Ask God to help you discover all he has made you to be. Seek to find  all that lies within. Knock on the  doors of this new found knowledge and God will open the door of life and ministry fulfillment beyond all you could ask or think.

Psalm 84:5 & 7

Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage…they go from strength to strength.

It’s your call!

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