Let’s start with a few truths taken directly from Scripture.
Truth number one….Our Father God, who created us, is a loving God. His love is pure, unconditional and real. So real and pure that Scripture says that God is Love and Love is God.
Psalm 86:15 “But Lord, your nurturing love is tender and gentle. You are slow to get angry yet so swift to show your faithful love. You are full of abounding grace and truth.” (TPT)
1 Chronicles 16:34 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good
and his loyal love endures.” (NET)
1 John 4:8 “The one who doesn’t love has yet to know God, for God is love.” (TPT)
Truth number two…Because He is pure, unconditional love, He desires that we have meaningful, well adjusted, purposeful, healthy in mind and body, abundant lives.
John 10:10 “A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect—life in its fullness until you overflow!” (TPT)
James 1:17 “But whatever is good and perfect comes to us from God, the Creator of all light, and he shines forever without change or shadow.” (TLB)
Truth number three….We are commanded to share His pure love and acceptance with everyone who crosses our path. And if we are in a relationship with Him, Holy Spirit lives in us. So His love shines through us to others.
Matthew 22:39b “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (ESV)
Dr. Caroline Leaf, a Christian Neuroscientist teaches that we were created for love. We are wired for love.
Even through all the natural seasons of life, we can always show His love to others. I really believe that is our main purpose. In all this talk about purpose, that’s our main purpose.
As children we go to school. Then we either go to college or jump right into work. Both are new seasons with new experiences in life. We might remain single or get married, another new season. If we get married we may have children, that’s a new season of focus on raising children. Then they may leave home, and marry and we may be blessed with grandchildren, great grandchildren, etc.
But even in all these seasons of life, we can still know and exercise our life purpose. Again, our main purpose is sharing God’s love with others, that’s the message of the Gospel. That’s the message of John 3:16.
Next time we will look at different ways we can use our gifts and talents to share God’s love. Stay tuned!