Today I am going to talk about the practical world and God, and elaborate further on the second point on “Pure Heart” and will quote from Matthew in the Bible to those younger audiences, and why and how believing God will change your life, forever.
“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
What Jesus said is that “all these things”, including what we eat, drink and wear will be given to us if we seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness. I understand most of you may argue that I have a job in a particular industry, and am relatively well off, why do I need God in the first place? Please know that the fact that you have a job, have some work talent or are rich, clearly shows that God creates and loves us, to the extent that Christians and unbelievers are all belong to His circle of love. But you have to understand that all your wealth and your talent, are given by Him. Therefore, you are already near your summit in the world, by having a job, or a management position, which is given by Him. It’s time to learn the Bible, as you learn hand in hand with your knowledge of the world. And you will find it amazing to know both sides of the teaching. And further to this it is also time to rethink: why not give myself a try to believe in God, in which “all these things (which including eternal life) will be added to you?” What I am emphasizing is, give yourself a try, read the Bible, and you will find life more rewarding and joyful than you can imagine.
I will further elaborate to two different age groups, and show you how to have an alternative point of view, to life and belief.
If you are in your 20’s to 30’s, most of you may just be at the start of your career. You will have the opportunities to learn the system of the World: How people relate to each other in society, how you use your talent to better perform at work, and your relationship with your families. You will have a clear view of your position at work, role in the society and love from your family. As you grow, learn new things, and mature, it is also the time for you to lead a balanced life: to know the world and God, His words and His love. The best way to know God is to talk to friends of yours who are Christians, they will be happy to answer your questions: Why do I have to believe in God? Why does He loves us so much that He sent His son to die for us so that we have everlasting life?
If you have a boyfriend/girlfriend, you will know what is love: It is sort of a human emotions and relationships that make you happier, a kind of support, and make you more beautiful. People in love are very different, they are filled with love, and perform much more better at work. But just imagine the big and unconditional love from God, you will find life very different if you have a loving relationship with God. You will be happier, rewarding, and have more energy and enthusiasm at work. And the fact is that your lover will only be with you for a limited time frame, but God is with you for the whole day, week, month, and year. He is like a lover watching you from afar in an important competition, giving you cheers and support, and never goes away, and will be with you all the time. One of the more distressing and sad thing about our loving relationship between couples is some consider that love or their marriage is a transaction, but God’s love to you is never a transaction, it is pure love and unconditional. Imagine that it is a love that is not because of any return of favours or any usefulness in our loving life, and the fact that He will not desert you if you are in your lowest point of life, such as being redundant in work or the loss of a family member, and further more, He will show you mercy and “these things will be added to you”. Matthew says, why not give it a try to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness”, and His promise will give you everything you need, coupled with a love that will certainly give you a success in life, and beyond.
Give yourself a try, and talk to a Christian, or pick up a Bible, and as a start read one of the four Gospels, Mark, Matthew, Luke or John. I can assure you, your life will be blessed, and you will enjoy a life, because of His love to you, that you cannot imagine before you believe in God.
Tomorrow I will talk about advice and a different perspective and view of life for those in the 30’s and upwards. Thanks for following.