#spiritualtimeswithToby – 6

This is it – my last #spiritualtimeswithToby.  Enjoy!

Spring Volunteer Mailout 2016

During camp we had fun with some questions, so we’ll carry that trend on here:
Question, what is our main purpose in life?  Answer, our main purpose, our main goal in life, is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

For some, this sounds like a lame gig.  Living for the purpose of someone else; living so that they get the glory; so that they’re the famous one.  This goes against our very nature.  We want to live for our purpose.  We want to be the one who is famous.  We want to have our glory displayed.
But, to live this way is actually the best way for us to live.  If we live for ourselves, we may fail, but if we live for God He will never fail us.  If we live for having and pleasing friends, when our friends are gone we will have nothing to live for, but if we live for God He will always be there for us.  If we live for money, we may become poor, but if we live for God He is all we ever need.  If we live for entertainment, we will grow tired of what’s on offer, but if we live to glorify and enjoy God we will always be finding new and wonderful things about Him.

One of the amazing benefits of living for the purpose that God intended is that no matter what is going on around us, we can still enjoy God.  Our joy never has to leave because God will never leave.  Read what Habakkuk said during a terrible time of his life.       Habakkuk 3:16-18:

“I heard and my inward parts trembled,
At the sound my lips quivered.
Decay enters my bones,
And in my place I tremble.
Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress,
For the people to arise who will invade us.
Though the fig tree should not blossom
And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail
And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold
And there be no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will exult in the Lord,
I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.”
Let us have the same heart as Habakkuk.  Whatever situation we find ourselves in, may we always say “I will rejoice in the God of my salvation”.

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