Why? Why do you live the way you do? Why do you do the things you do? Why don’t you do what other people tell you you should do? Why do you believe in Jesus? Why were you born?
If you want to know your purpose for life, start with why. When many people left Jesus, because of his controversial teaching, the twelve disciples stayed with him. Jesus asked them why. Peter, who later became known as the Apostle Peter, answered the why. In essence Peter said, “Why would I go anywhere else? You are the Son of the living God, there is no one else who gives life.” (John 6:66-69) Peter knew who Jesus was and therefore, Peter knew where he needed to be and later Peter discovered why he was born.
Listen as Pastor Casey explains why is it important to ask “Why?”.
When the Israelites left Egypt they were a people united with a common vision and following one leader – Moses. The first time in some four hundred years, the people of God were a people with renewed purpose and led by one, chosen leader. Moses led God’s people for nearly four decades and he was the first dedicated leader than many of them ever had. And then he died.
After he died, God spoke a wonderful truth about Moses. God called him “My servant”. The people found themselves without a leader, yet God held the plan and God wanted the Israelites to continue with the vision he gave them through Moses.
The Life’s Journey congregation may feel like a people without a shepherd, but we are reminded that God is the leader and he is the true shepherd. As Life’s Journey begins the process of finding a new senior pastor, we know that God is with us where ever we go. Be encouraged as Casey reminds us that God sets the vision and we will continue with purpose, strength and courage if we are willing to listen and move just as Joshua and the Israelites learned.
Last weekend the LJCF Youth Group team traveled with numerous high school students from around Colstrip to the annual Vision Conference held this year in Great Falls, MT. Dozens of students went and returned with inspiring stories and a new vision and thirst for Jesus Christ. Listen to their testimony about how they encountered God.
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