How would you complete this sentence: “The highest goal of my life is to ______.” How you complete that sentence reveals a lot about who you are and what the driving force in your life is.
That driving force is what you refer to unconsciously every time you make a multiple choice decision. For example: If I get two invitations to go out in the evening and the driving force of my life is to have fun, I will choose the one that I think will be the most fun. If my driving force is security, I will choose the safest one. If it is comfort, I will choose the one that requires the least effort.
What is your driving force? What is the influence behind every decision you make? What does God say it should be? He tells us in 1 Corinthians 14:1, “Let love be your highest goal, …” (NLT)
Why would God tell us that love should be our highest goal? Take some time and study the “great love chapter” of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, and you will see the priority God puts on love, and how, when we make love our highest goal, we will accomplish the purpose God has for us as individuals and as a church family.
People around us don’t care how much we know until they first know that we do care. What they want to know, what they need to know, is the love of Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us, “I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” John 13:34-35 (NLT)
It is how we love that will Draw people into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ – through love we will Develop believers into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ – and by our love we will Demonstrate the power of Christ love to the community of Madera and around the world.
Peace and Blessing.