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What is God's message to me?
Thank you so much for your honest spiritual enquiry about God's message for you.
Firstly, I want to encourage you, that desiring to know what God has to say to you personally, is the most important thing in the world. There are many who go through their whole life without ever wishing to know this and so remain ignorant of the things of God, and who is God and what would He have them do, to their great detriment.
I believe there is one crucial message that God has for you today, and it is the message which runs throughout the whole of the Bible, and that is: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31). The Lord Jesus Himself said "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance." (Luke 5:32)
This crucial message then is the ‘Good News’ of the Gospel is when Jesus tells us that "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). Paul writes that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:8-10)
Jesus Himself said to those who would hear this message "if anyone has ears to hear, let him hear" (Mark 4:32). It is crucial then, for upon the hearing of this Gospel message and your response to it, hang all the other questions of this life, because it is a message of eternal consequences. The supreme sacrifice of Jesus Christ, suffering death by crucifixion, for the sin of the whole world, is still the only hope for mankind. We must first of all settle this most important of matters, of what our response will be to this message, before we can hear anything else that God might have to say to us.
If it is that you have responded in faith to the message of the Gospel, then as a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ, having His Holy Spirit indwelling you, the second most important message we need to hear from God is in answer to the question "what would you have me to do?"
In essence, the Lord Jesus Christ has already answered this question. And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen (Matthew 28:18-20).
We have been saved, not to live for ourselves, but to serve our Saviour, as the Apostle Paul puts it: For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). We have been given a message of ‘reconciliation’ to take to the world, as later in the chapter tells us now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him (2 Corinthians 5:20-21).
I would suggest that as ‘new creations in Christ’ our one purpose in life is to be disciples making disciples; how and where God would have you do this, is something where you need to be personally guided by the Holy Spirit, and which will be relative to your particular circumstances. As a child of God, you have spiritual giftings and a unique personality, which He will use for His purposes, if you will submit them to Him. I would also suggest that you get good, sound Bible teaching from your local church and prayerful counsel from the pastor/pastors of your church, and that together you seek God’s will for you in this.
In summary then: God’s central message to you, whatever age you are, is Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved; God’s directive to His disciples is "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations"; seek your Heavenly Father and wise counsel as to how and where to serve Him.
Here are some more Bible Verses for your further consideration:
- 1 Corinthians 15:2-4
- Ephesians 2:10
- 2 Corinthians 4:7
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