Here is a question for you to ask: What is the purpose of life? Mark Twain said there are two important days in your life – the day you were born and the day you find out why! Do you know why you were born?
Every human being longs for purpose and meaning. Every human being wants to know why they were born. This search for purpose is a God-given desire, and the important thing to realise is that our purpose is God’s decision not ours. And I want to suggest to you that the key to finding this out is understanding from Genesis 1 and 2 what it means when God says in Genesis 2:2 that on the seventh day he rested from all his work. The whole purpose of creation culminates in the seventh day. The whole of creation worked and moved towards the seventh day and so, the purpose of your life is rest. Rest is what we were made for. We see in Genesis 2 how Adam and Eve lived in the garden in wonderful harmony with God and each other. That is rest. They have a personal, intimate, face-to-face relationship with God. That is rest. That is what we were made for. Without a personal friendship with God we will be restless. Our purpose in life has got nothing to do with our careers, or our status, or our relationships. Our purpose in life is to be friends with God. We will not find rest in created things but only in the Creator. This is why Jesus said in Matthew 11:28; “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”
Prayer for today:
Oh Lord, may I find my rest in friendship with Christ. Help me to see that the reason I was born was to be in relationship with you. I desire to walk with you. May I rest beautifully in the arms of my Saviour. Amen.
Today we pray for the following 6 things: