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God, The Creator and Sustainer of Life

God is the Creator and Sustainer of life. It’s His breath that gives us life. The Bible says that God formed man out of the dust of the ground, breathe into man’s nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7). It is in Him that we live, move, and have our being. We owe God praise and honor for our very life.

We have been made in the image and likeness of God. We are spiritual beings housed temporarily in a natural body. While our physical bodies are only temporary earthly-shelters, our spirit will live on for eternity.

“For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (2 Corinthians 5:1). This earthly journey is only temporary. We have been put here, by God, for a purpose.

God breathe life into us for a purpose. We often hear of people who are on a quest to find their “purpose” in life. Some search high and low looking for something that will give their life meaning. But most of these people do not look to the “life-giver” to find that meaning.

God, who created us and gave us life, knows for what “purpose” we were created. And it would behoove us to seek Him out to find out His will for us. Why look anywhere else? The answers we seek are ALL found in God!!

God told Jeremiah, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). God anointed Jeremiah (before he was born!!) to be a prophet.

God also anointed “John the Baptist” in his mother’s womb to be a forerunner of Jesus Christ. This is not something unique only to Jeremiah and John the Baptist. This shows us how God had purpose in mind when He created man — this includes you and I.

Have you stopped to seek God for your purpose? Ask yourself, “what was God’s purpose in creating me?” “Why am I here?”

You will never be fulfilled until you are living out God’s will for your life. We must be willing to die to self in order for God’s will to be fulfilled.

His ways are not our ways, nor His thoughts our thoughts. His thoughts are higher than ours. And His ways require sacrifice. We must be willing to sacrifice for God’s purpose to be made complete in us.

The early Church was willing to die for the Gospel. They counted it an honor to suffer for God. And if we suffer, it is much better to suffer for righteousness sake, for the Bible calls us blessed (1 Peter 3:14).

God makes no mistakes. Everything He does is methodical — well planned out. When He created the Earth, He was strategic. Everything had an order, and a purpose. When He created man, God had purpose in mind. Everything God created was good. Not only did He create it, He also sustains it, because if He didn’t, everything would fall apart.

Can you imagine if man had created the earth? Well, just look at everything man has created. It gets old. It wears out. It falls apart. But, the Bible says, everything God created was “good”.

We have an awesome God! Everything we have, and everything we are is because of Him. We owe Him praise. It is an honor and a privilege to serve Him.

The Creator of Life is waiting patiently for us. There is yet work to be done in the earth. Jesus said He came to do the will of the Father, who sent Him. And He remained focused and committed to His mission until He had accomplished it all. And when it was done he said, “It is finished,”  and sat down at the right-hand of the throne of God.

Our purpose is in God. He gave us life and has given us the ability (the anointing) to complete the task we were created for. So, let’s complete His work while it is day — and while we still have His breath in our body, — because when night comes, no man can work.

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