April 13, 2016: WE HAVE A PURPOSE

`by Susi Pittman

But the author of life you killed, whom God has raised up from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

Acts 3:15

Jesus is the Author of Life! He is the originator or creator of the natural world in its entirety. We are existing in His plan. The Greek translation of author can also mean “captain,” “chief leader” or “prince. From this we can deduce that Christ is the originator of our faith. He begins as our Creator; He is the Captain of our ship upon the seas of life if we allow Him; He is our Spiritual Leader and example of life lived perfectly; and He is the Price and Savior of our eternal souls.

Jesus more than anything wants to preside over our lives and to care for us, but we must be the one who invites Him in to do so. That thought alone, that God in the Second Person, the Christ, would wait upon each soul that came forth into this world through Him, to look upon Him, and ask Him back into that which He created!

We are reminded how God set forth this great opportunity of adoption as His children:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing on high in Christ. Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish in his sight in love. He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ as his sons, according to the purpose of his will, unto the praise of the glory of his grace, with which he has favored us in his beloved Son.

Ephesians 1:3-6

We have each been a miraculous idea in the greatest mind EVER! Accepting who Jesus is, accepting His saving grace and Redemption, wanting to live a life that mirrors what Jesus taught us, requires us to ask Jesus back into our heart and soul, to allow Jesus in whom ALL things enter and leave this world, to look upon us as brothers and sisters, thus acknowledging us before the Father as children of God.

He who comes from above is over all. He who comes from heaven is over all…The Father loves the Son, and has given ALL things into his hands. He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; he who is unbelieving towards the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.

John 3: 31,35-36

We are to be Chapters in the Book of Life for Our Lord. Give YOUR pen over to the Master, let Him lead your life in service to the Father and love of your neighbor and allow Jesus to write your name in His Book.

Now may the God of peace, who brought forth the dead the great pastor of the sheep, our Lord Jesus, in virtue of the blood of an everlasting covenant, fit you with every good thing to do his will; working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom is glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 13:20-21


Susi Pittman is founder of CatholicStewardsofCreation.com and Owner-President of Twin Oaks Publishing; she is author of Animals in Heaven? Catholics Want to Know!; an advocate for the Florida Catholic Conference;
a member of the Florida Publishers Association, Independent Book Publishers Association, the National Association of Professional Women, the ASPCA, the Humane Society of the United States and the National Audubon society.



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