'Even though the world may think I'm losing touch with reality, it would be crazy to choose this world over all of eternity' [MercyMe]

This journey

Do you ever ask yourself “Why am I alive?”?

Physically, it’s pretty safe to say that you are the result of the successful union between a sperm from a male and an egg from a female. Following this union, the cells rapidly developed, so that after the gestation period the baby-sized version of you was born into this place we know as earth.

Okay.

But what makes you? What makes you who you are as a person? Are you the product of chance? Some by-product of the random process of evolution, taking up space and using oxygen on a planet that doesn’t even register a speck if you look at a picture of the known universe?

Is it about waking up each morning, battling through the day and then realising, with some degree of sadness, that it all starts again tomorrow? Do you try to make the best of what you have, hoping that better days are just around the corner, but then never seem to reach that corner?

Maybe you are focussed on a specific goal in life, such as building your career, providing for your family, striving to get to a point where you can finally relax, enjoy life and let things take care of themselves.

Are you searching for that still elusive combination of possessions that will make your life “just right”. Maybe you are searching for that ultimate adrenalin rush you get through sporting pursuits, adventures, or sexual pursuits?

Whatever your goal is in life, what if something happened that brought this crashing down? What if you lost your job, your home, even your ability to work? What if you were injured and no longer able to compete in sports or leisure pursuits? Does your life become meaningless? Without purpose?

In those quiet early morning hours when you are alone with your thoughts, do you ever wonder if there is more to life?

Could there be a larger story, a deeper purpose to your life?

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About 3,000 years ago in the Middle East there lived a very successful and popular king. He was known simply as David, son of Jesse. His courage was unquestioned. As a young lad he went head to toe with lions and bears to protect the sheep he was entrusted with. He not only fought men more than twice his size, he won. As a King he was handsome, charismatic and courageous. His skill as a warrior and leader in battle brought his nation many victories. David had everything. The ultimate man’s man.

Yet this man had a much different set of priorities to your typical Hollywood actor. This king had a belief and purpose that went far beyond his skill and fame. David believed in a God who even this universe was not able to contain, a creator God who is majestic in splendour, awesome in power, and mighty in strength. A God who was reaching out in incredible love, wanting a relationship with him.

David realised that nothing that this world could offer could compare to God. He wrote down many of his thoughts about God, thoughts that have been passed down through the ages, and thoughts we can read now in the Bible. One time he wrote down “One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple”.  David enjoyed dwelling on the majesty, greatness, holiness and goodness of God. While David was not perfect, he sought God Himself with a deep longing of his soul.

It is a big call to say that the only thing we desire on earth is to gaze upon the beauty of an invisible God, to seek God, to dwell in His presence. It sounds crazy, delusional maybe.

Yet there are other people through the ages who have expressed similar thoughts, people who have realised that while this world offers so many temporary pleasures and pursuits, these are empty vessels compared to the joy of seeking after and knowing God.

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Everyone’s life is a journey. A journey that has countless and often unforseen twists and turns.

Most people choose the widest path, the path of least resistance, the most popular path where everyone else seems to be heading.

However the path leading to God is narrow. Its entrance may look slightly obscured because not many people pass this way. It is often difficult, usually challenging. But the people who have taken this path have found that it offers incredible joy, the deepest meaning, and unfathomable riches. This is a path you need to take alone, but you will never be lonely.

To find out more about the signposts pointing the way along this path, please click here


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