Close Enough

21 01 2008

Something I’ve been thinking about is what is the best way for us to know what we are supposed to do in life? How can we make, not just the major decisions like who to marry or what career path to follow, but how can we feel good about every choice we face – those extra large ones and the everyday ones?

I am so glad we have the Bible because it always seems to answer my never-ending stream of questions. Jesus was asking His disciples about who most people of that time thought He was and they gave various descriptions based on what they had heard. Then in Matthew 16:15,16 He made it personal:

“But what about you?” He asked, “Who do you say I am?” Simon answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”

Others had a different view on who Jesus was but Simon was close enough to have developed a personal understanding of who Jesus really was. After Simon declared that he knew Jesus was God’s Son, Jesus re-named him Peter and revealed to him part of his overall purpose and what he was supposed to do in his life. Peter’s purpose was to help establish the church by speaking, healing and teaching others the way to have a Better Life.

So the way I see it, as you and I decide to (BE)TTER by getting closer to God, He reveals more and more of His purpose for our personal lives along with the specific paths to choose  to make it happen.

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