The Reason for Living and the Power of the Cross

A flower comes forth in beauty and color and in a short time fades, withers and returns to the earth. Here today and gone tomorrow. A flower depicting a picture of life; can seem to pass by so quickly. So what is value in life? Why it’s potential is priceless, yet how many of us live as “believing” such?

I believe. I believe in loving life. I believe in living in order “to love”, to the fullest extent possible. There is only one purpose for which I live, move and have my being, one thing that drives me, lights my passion, and sets me on fire for life and motivates the very reason with purpose for which I walk out life here on this earth right now. That being, the message “of the Cross”.

That is to reveal to every person that crosses my path in life, the very source of life.

It is to make known the very truth that to not be “fully connected” with “that very source” in whose image we are all created, we “have not” the means to “make it” in life. I make no apology for my message or the intensity in which it is delivered.

The message is not about me. It is the message of the cross. It means everything to me and I will in a heartbeat lay down my life for the One who gave up His so that I could fully live. I will sacrifice what my very self may want or desire in life, in order to bring “that message” home to you and anyone else my life crosses path with, to where the “rubber meets the road” in life.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16 ESV) This is the “dunamis” or dynamite power that fuels life’s very force of being sustained.

Without it, you can “do nothing” of eternal significance and you will die “without achieving” the purpose or destiny for which God created you.

Plain and simple, without Jesus’ reign in your heart and life you are running aimlessly, empty and without purpose. You are left unfulfilled and are settling for less than the ultimate that can be all yours.

I am not stretching the truth one bit, I’m simply reminding you of what already resides within; an awareness of an eternal kingdom that is your inheritance . You already are born to be fully a son or daughter of God. You just perhaps don’t know it and your mind perhaps has been blinded or obscured from seeing and recognizing who you are.

This is why Jesus gave His very life and all on the cross for you and I. So that we might fully live this out this life in rich abundance and to go beyond this physical life continuing in what begins here and to carry it onto eternity onto an everlasting destiny that leaves a legacy for a perpetual kingdom that knows no end.

“For the word of the Cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” (1 Corinthians 1:18-19 ESV)

Who is truly wise and all knowing? Who has the answers for this life?

Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through human wisdom or understanding, it pleased God through the foolishness of what we preach to save those who believe. So you demand signs or seek wisdom?

However we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to some, but to those who are called, (which “are all”, of every tribe, tongue and nation), Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling. You may regard yourselves wise according to worldly standards, however truly powerful, “within your own means”, you are not. To be “in Christ” and being found in Him is your only hope that is and that can be lasting.

God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; a testimony I bring to this world that that is clear and plain to see. I seek to live a very transparent life and be as real as it gets. A very imperfect being, becoming perfected in and by only the love of the Father’s heart through the love of Jesus Christ being made real in life.

God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him, which is making real the goodness of God, for which reason I live.