You’re part of the history of the world and the history of God’s people. When you think of your life as insignificant a blip on the eternity screen, you’re forgetting how vital your role is. Each story of faith is remarkable. Each life lived under God’s grace is a testimony.
God sees you. Your heart, your faults, your gifts, your truth. You are a part of creation in motion. Those who came before and those who came after will never offer God or the world the gift of you. Give it and live it! Start to see what God sees in you!
The author of Ecclesiastes hungered to find the meaning of life. But as he examined wealth, labor, freedom, and decadence, he discovered that life itself was meaningless. “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9). How can this fit with the faith journey?
Ecclesiastes illuminates the most important truth you can discover: There’s nothing of this world you can pursue that will give your life purpose and significance. Not money. Not success. Not a house. Not a picket fence. Not celebrity. Only the pursuit of God will give your life meaning. Following the way of God is the only journey that matters.
Dear Lord, I draw close to You today, grateful that You will draw close to me as You have promised in Your Word. I long to dwell in Your presence, and I want to know You in every way You can be known. Teach me what I need to learn in order to know You better. I don’t want to be a person who is always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. I want to know the truth about who You are, because I know that You are near to all who call upon you in truth.
In Jesus name I pray
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; But you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.