Saturday, October 12, 2019
When one looks at their life, at any stage in which they live, it is pivotal to see clearly how they are finding meaning, purpose and direction within their daily decisions. As IÃ¢â¬â¢ve learned to value the role of community and covenant relationships in my life, it has been a challenge to continually commit myself to overcoming my flesh and correctly align myself with GodÃ¢â¬â¢s intentions for my life. As part of this transformative process in centering my worldview on ChristÃ¢â¬â¢s love, IÃ¢â¬â¢ve concluded that all of lifeÃ¢â¬â¢s ultimate questions are found to have been correctly answered in the Bible; repeatedly in Scripture, and specifically in one verse, I have found that it sources everything in life to the glory of God. Romans 11:36 centers our attention on Christ, from whom we derive all answers to origins, meaning, morality, destiny and identity for our lives: Ã¢â¬Å"For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (ESV).Ã ¢â¬ Not only does the most credible book ever written support this thesis, but in Ã¢â¬Å"Making Sense of your World,Ã¢â¬ it is strongly communicated that Ã¢â¬Å"God alone is the ultimate reality and everything else is derived from him (Phillips, Brown, Stonestreet, 2008, p. 44).Ã¢â¬ Every living creature on this earth exists becuase of GodÃ¢â¬â¢s will. Regardless if an individual refuses to accept the truth that our entire world was created by a creator or not, it is obviously proven that all creatures on this earth have a beautiful design that did not originate from ourselves. We exist because of Ã¢â¬Å"GodÃ¢â¬â¢s free decision to createÃ¢â¬ as it is argued by Phillips et al. (2008), and furthermore is reiterated that Ã¢â¬Å"my existence is not by chance, but the result of a purposeful choice.Ã¢â¬ In response to this proven fact, as po... ... inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faithÃ¢â¬âthat you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.Ã¢â¬ References W. Gary Phillips, William E. Brown, John Stonestreet. (2008). Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview, 2nd ed. Salem, WI: Sheffield Publishing Company. ESV Text Edition: 2011. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV). Wheaton, IL: Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.