In the world today, many things contest for your attention, at least just for a glance. Often, the pattern is to catch you with first impressions and get you craving for more until you buy into the idea. Sincerely, these methods achieve quite a deal of success with you and I and millions more.
You may attest that getting the basic necessities of life can be really time and attention consuming sometimes. You begin to wonder whether your life has more meaning than the hustle and bustle that crowds the time and mind. It’s not uncommon to feel like life has more meaning than what we commonly experience. Whether in pleasant or hard experiences, people have questioned the real purpose of living.
For the believer in Jesus Christ, there is a consuming purpose. A passion is ignited in your heart when you have met the Master at the cross, at the tomb and at the resurrection. You are consumed by Jesus and want to live only for Him. You know you cannot do it yourself, so you ask Him to take your life and do His Will. This is the passion, the reason for living.
Paul was consumed by that same passion and purpose when he met the Master and He immediately realized that “…to live is Christ…”. This meant that Jesus Christ was His life through and through. He could not take his eyes off the Majestic purpose that consumed him. It was the throb of his heart and his words to the saints; “set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth”.
As you walk this earth being in the world but not of it, the ongoing activities crowds your mind and you suddenly awake, realizing you have been distracted from the ultimate passion. Dust would always get on our feet as we walk this dusty world, but the Master has urged us to take care of each other’s feet. Wipe the dust by reminding one another of the ultimate passion, that Lord Jesus alone is worthy of our devotion. By this, no one will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
We are one body in Christ, created for good works. We are not independent of each other, rather, we are co-dependent. That is how God has made it for His glory. “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren (brothers and sisters) to dwell together in unity”. Let each one function properly where he is placed in the body as we look to Jesus, the only one worthy of our devotion.