The following is a summary of the powerful message Pastor Jeremiah Belgica shared in our Sunday morning service.
CREATED FOR GOD’S GLORY
We were created to give God glory! (Rev. 4:11) Don’t take glory for ourselves. Giving Him glory is what helps life make sense!
No birth is an accident! God is in control! Life is not created by us! God is the source of life.
Everyone is created for a purpose! Our Creator God is a purposeful God! The only way that we can find purpose is to live our lives for HIs glory! Your greatest delight can be found in living the life God has destined for you, and created you to live!
The purpose of an intended thing is determined by the Creator!
God has a wonderful plan for what He has started in your life, and He is able to finish it… (Philippians 1:6)
The greatest tragedy in life is to not become that which you have been intended to be. This leads to unfulfilled, unhappy and ineffective existence.
“The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.” (Dr. Myles Monroe)
YOU’RE LIFE IS MEANT TO BE A GIFT
There is a problem and you are God’s answer. You are not a created problem.
You were meant to be a solution. You are a gift. You are a solution for the mission that needs to be fulfilled through your life.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)
God had to create you because there is a special place/task/assignment that you alone were created for.
We are re-created when we come to Jesus. In comparison, the past is as nothing compared to the present and future. All else is as shadows in the light of Jesus.
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10)
God is a meticulous sculptor!
Light compared to darkness is so beautiful! It’s vibrant! It’s glorious!
“And God said, Let us MAKE man in our image, after likeness:… so God CREATED man in HIs own image.” (Genesis 1:26-27)
YOU WEREN’T AN ACCIDENT; YOU WEREN’T MASS PRODUCED; YOU AREN’T AN ASSEMBLY LINE PRODUCT—
YOU WERE DELIBERATELY PLANNED; SPECIFICALLY GIFTED; AND LOVINGLY POSITIONED ON THIS EARTH BY A MASTER CRAFTSMAN!
Don’t just be imitators of the world. Be initiators! Be who God created you to be!
God has a wonderful plan for your life, although you might not fully understand it right now.
Trust Him with your life. He controls everything. He knows how to deliver in the right timing and sequence.
God’s creative purpose was for mankind to take over; rule and govern his creation in a way pleasing to HIm.
We (men) were created in the image of God because He wants us to be like Him in this world.
giving god the glory
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, his own special people that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9)
We are called to display God’s glory in our lives. The whole of creation glorifies God whenever it sees God’s glory in us.
“”Whatever you do, do everything for the GLORY OF GOD!” (I Corinthians 10:31)
We glorify God when we become everything that He intended for us to be!
God has made each of us unique, with a special purpose in mind. He hasn’t just made us to “fit in” to the crowd and be like everyone else. He doesn’t us to just live like the world, and do evil things.
Be who God created you to be! His life and glory in you is authentic – it is not staged!
God made us different to make a difference! We are to be salt and light in the world. (Matthew 5:13-16)
know god’s call
who am I?
How would you describe yourself? Are you honest, hard-working, thoughtful, caring, kind, gentle reliable, etc.?
cultivating god’s call
Be the BEST version of you! But it it’s not just about being the best. It’s about being BETTER than you were yesterday.
God wants to change you from glory to glory to become more like Him, day by day.
We are “being transformed into the same image from glory to glory... by the Spirit of the Lord.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
God’s call is your vision. Catch a God-sized vision for your life. See what God sees for your life!
THE RIGHT VISION IS IMPERATIVE
Are you embracing God’s vision? What do you see?
Your vision gives direction to your life. When you just look at yourself your vision is limited. When you look to the Lord your vision is expanded.
“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. THE VISION PULLS YOU!“
“Without a vision the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18)
GOD HAS UNIQUELY GIFTED YOU FOR HIS CALL
Discover your Spiritual Gifts. Many neglect their gifts. Don’t neglect your gifts. Focus on what God is calling you to do.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable.
Turn to God and live for His glory alone. If your life seems worthless, come to Jesus and He can heal you of your wounds and make something beautiful out of your life. (Isaiah 61:1-3)
PROTECTING GOD’S CALL AND GIFT
“You can be pregnant with possibilities and miscarry at any time when you allow toxic people to poison God’s vision for you. Stay well. Give birth to the vision God gave YOU!” (Joaynn)
In life, there are some people that you’re going to have to lose in order to find yourself.
the right path
Are you on the right path?
Ask for the right path, and He will show you.
“Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest four your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16)
Our obedience is God’s answer and gift to another.
Are you the change someone is praying for?
“Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
transformed by the vision
Be transformed by the vision to BE A GIFT for God’s glory!
Be willing to give GLORY TO GOD!
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12:2)
god’s plan for you is good
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord – plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)