It's not so my life can be better.A gospel of "If you died right now would you go to heaven or hell?" makes Jesus simply a means to an end, rather than the sum of all love.
— Micah J. Murray (@micahjmurray) January 11, 2014
It reminded me of something important, something I also discussed in another post titled Eternity…why? It was simply this: Jesus wants us to follow him and be part of his kingdom for the sake of God's glory.
It's not so I can have comfort in my troubles.
It's not so I have a sense of meaning.
And no, it's not so I can go to heaven.
All those are true.* But they are not the reason.
It's simply so my life can be lived for the glory of the One who created me. He made me, he redeemed me, and he has a specific purpose for me in his master plan for the universe. He has given me a choice, and the only choice that makes sense is to do what I was created for.
So I want to be part of calling you, my friends, and the world to something greater than themselves. I don't want to call you to make a decision out of fear or self interest. I invite you - if you haven't already - to get to know the Messiah and be part of his kingdom.
Because it is what you were made for.
* - With the clarification that really God's ultimate plan is to bring heaven to earth and for us to reign with him here - but I digress.