So we’ve established that we have a soul.
Now what in the world are we supposed to do with it? How can we take care of something we can’t see?
I’m going to start with the basics.
In order for our souls to experience what they were created for we have to have a relationship with their Creator.
To know God.
I don’t mean knowing ABOUT God. I’m talking relationship WITH God.
It’s kind of like this:
Meryl Streep is a great actress.
– I’ve seen and enjoy her work.
– I think she is amazing.
– I could quote lines from movies she’s been in.
– I could look up all of her vital statistics and wow you with the trivia I could collect on her life.
I know ABOUT Meryl Streep, but I don’t know her. I don’t have a relationship with her.
And while I admire what she does, I wouldn’t be able to call her up to go for coffee or share an intimate conversation with her because I don’t really know her at all.
I don’t have access to her.
In reality, outside of her work, who she as a person has never impacted my life.
I can’t call her a friend.
As much as I know ABOUT her, she is still a stranger to me.
People get confused about knowing God.
Most of us know something ABOUT Him.
– We can quote scripture.
– We can admire His work.
– We can refer to Him generically as “one of the greats”.
But do we really KNOW Him?
What if I found out that Meryl Streep was trying to get ahold of me? What if she wanted to get acquainted and share all of her success with me? What if she wanted me to be her friend?
Would I say,
“No thank you. It’s enough to just know ABOUT you. I don’t want what you have to offer me. I don’t want to know more about your heart and your incredible mind. I’d rather watch you from afar and pass on an actual relationship.”?
I’ll just tell you right now, if and when she calls me with that kind of offer, I am NOT going to say, “no thank you”.
I would be a fool.
God has pursued you and me since the beginning of time.
To reconnect with that soul that He created.
He has offered to give us everything He has. Everything that He is – Unconditional love and acceptance. Everything that He has waiting for us – A rich life here and an indescribable eternity with Him after our time here is done.
He has Friend Requested us in the most profound way.
By sending His own Son to die for us. How could His request be any more urgent than that?
Anything that He has to offer us (outside of admiring the work of His creation, the gift of each new morning’s breath) goes untapped and unexperienced if we turn down His offer to our souls.
John 14:6 – Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through (a relationship with) me.”
Jesus is the answer to everything our soul is looking for – the way (direction), the truth (the answer), the life (meaning,purpose) and The Father (a relationship with its Creator).
– Do you want lasting healing for your soul? Do you want to know your soul’s destiny? Do you want an answer to that deep down ache for something more?
– Do you want a part of the riches that come from having a Friend in high places?
Have you accepted His Friend Request?
This, my friend, is the only place where the journey of your soul can start and He is ready when you are.
Are you ready?
John 10:9 – 10 – (Jesus said), “ I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”