“So you’re just going through the motions again, eh? I know what you mean. You hear people talk about wanting to have some routine in their life, but this is over-kill!”
Your alarm interrupts perfectly good sleep marking the start of your day. Same ol’ tooth brush, same ol’ cereal, and the same ol’ clothes. Same ol’ school, same ol’ friends, same ol’ job, and same ol’ family.
“Doesn’t God want me to be happy? How can I be happy when every day seems so routine, so meaningless? I really do need a change.”
“Maybe one of those electric toothbrushes to remove the left-over new cereal from between my front teeth—which I’ll whiten up with some new brightener product. Time to hit the mall and find some new outfits and add some spice to life. Maybe I’ll meet some really neat new friends while I’m there. And there’s got to be some better jobs out there, for someone once told me that if you find a job you like, you won’t have to “work” another day in your life!
But do you really think all these changes in your life will really bring meaning to your life? Oh, they might for a day or two, but they’ll soon become routine. And then what—more money spent on more changes? You’ll go broke!
Wouldn’t it be just great to enjoy the life God has given to me right now and know it has real meaning!
There is. It starts at the cross of Jesus. Really! At the cross we learn how much God loves us—SO much to send his Son to pay the penalty of our sins and give us the righteousness we need to get into heaven. When God’s people start their day remembering God’s love for them, then life takes on a whole new meaning.
Life isn’t about me, or how much I can get out life now. Living is about Jesus and how much he loves me.
When Jesus lives in my heart, then toothbrush, cereal, school, job, friends and family are seen in a whole new light. Jesus puts the bounce in my step and gives me the joy of thankfully serving him because of all he did for me. Then my life has meaning. I get to do everything for a reason—to thank and praise Jesus who loves me so much.
No wonder the apostle Paul had a life full of meaning. He got it! He wrote, “So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).
What greater meaning to life can there be than knowing all I do as God’s child, I do to give God glory! Thank you Jesus, for giving real meaning to my life!