Why are we here?

The sun seeps through the edge of the curtains and we lift an eye to greet the morning.  With thanksgiving in our hearts and praise on our lips, we thank God for protection through the night and his grace in granting us another day. Sometimes, a stray question crosses our mind:  What’s my purpose for today?

Among all of the souls on this great spinning rock called Earth, many have no idea why they’re here. It’s a mystery. They set their minds on earthly pursuits and basically go about to fulfill them. Often times, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and pride of life are at the forefront of their daily goals. Before Christ or even as babes in Christ, this, too, may have been our quest. Though, in God’s word, we see our purpose for being on this planet is pretty singular. Our purpose is to honor and to make Him known.

“For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” 1 Cor. 6:20

Through God’s holy word, we learn we are created to be part of God’s family. We are established to have a relationship with the King of Kings. We are given life not to glorify ourselves or seek our own but rather to give honor to the Lord. This is a lifelong script that we follow throughout our days through our sanctification… each of us learning and growing in the Lord as we are led.

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:12)

Of course, the Lord doesn’t need anything from us. We don’t need to ask him what can I do for you, Lord? The answer would be nothing. There’s nothing we can do for the Lord. Our job is to be his hands and feet in sharing and teaching others about him, to love others, to seek his face in fellowship, to study his word, and to repentantly ask for strength and guidance as he gently molds us into the image of his son.

Whatever the question about our purpose on earth is, the answer can be found in Him.