brand kamagra oral jelly can i buy flagyl over the counter in johannesburg no erection after viagra citalopram effects on sperm next day generic cialis uk viagra usato da donne tylenol lisinopril interaction metoprolol y cialis can u buy tinidazole over the counter get propecia out of your system purchase viagra legally viagra side effects in young men in urdu mims doxycycline fluconazole diflucan cost are combinations of cialis and viagra safe passion flower and cymbalta sterkere enn viagra sildenafil 50 mg hace mal con alcohol does fluconazole 150 mg work for oral thrush work c est quoi du mirtazapine 30 mg can dogs take celebrex for humans tingling in vagina after taking prednisone albuterol dea schedule metoprolol succinate 25 mg discount coupon koja je najbolja viagra buy ketoconazole cream 2 percent prednisone after discectomy can 10g of tamoxifen is amoxil cap. 500mg bad for pregnant women can doxycycline treat gum infection how to make homemade albuterol inhaler lisinopril side effects hand tremors when flagyl 2g before eating where to buy viagra over the counter in cape town how much ciprofloxacin should a 75 pound dog take does amoxicillin treat cold sores flagyl by watson image 1 g zithromax and 400g ofloxacin lek plendil cuanto vale metronidazole vagil gel usp ondansetron 4mg how old allopurinol gargle propranolol iv dosing generic buspirone hcl acyclovir for cold sores what time of the day should zoloft be taken bad side effects paxil taking 4 azithromycin efectos de levaquin 750mg seroquel 25 cephalexin g6pd deficiency how much amoxicillin cost in houston buy levitra pakistan plavix assistance coupon mifeprex misoprostol cost baclofen australia using amoxicillin in dogs clomid 100mg 7dpo no symptoms tenormin medscape ciprofloxacin 3 wellbutrin and cannabis and lexapro interactions how to ask your walk in clinic for cialis will tamoxifen stop my periods panotile cipro 1 mg ohrentropfen efectos del tamoxifeno en el utero para que serve o clomid no tpc topamax titration bipolar amoxicillin dosage pregnancy sore nipples, topiramate does thyroxine effect blood pressure how much does amoxicillin suspension cost benicar and metoprolol cistite escherichia coli ciprofloxacina will lexapro effexor combination cause weight gain bronchitis in a 5 year old treated with albuterol tamoxifen monograph will viagra make you fully hard estriol e estradiol bioidenticos sertraline awful precio linezolid colombia does levofloxacin 500mg treat mrsa does 300 mg avapro compare to 10 mg ramipril warfarin 7.5 mg color price of maxalt migraine medication south africa metronidazole gel canine amoxicillin 500mg tac dung nizoral 200mg equels to petoral 200mg generic lexapro tablets does amoxicillin help west nile fever egg production on clomid zovirax rite aid levitra price walmart ivermectina uruguay kamagra biverkningar flashback taking wellbutrin for 10 years mirtazapine clenching and stiff neck intas finasteride what is baclofen medicine used for misoprostol stada la thuoc gi can i take l arginine and cialis together dr oz show on benefits of paxil clindamycin miconazole metronidazole doxycycline iv antibiotics online prescription strength allegra dosage can i eat smoked fish while on coumadin quero comprar cytotec farmacias del ahorro venden misoprostol dosage of bio metronidazole 400 tablets levitra 20 mg tablet porque no hace efecto el cytotec metronidazole cream at walmart brandy mixed olanzapine when do you start taking doxycycline after ru486 arimidex and tamoxifen on cycle lexapro generic launch diflucan crema principio attivo viagra hard to orgasm how many times can you cum with viagra length of bactrim treatment for uti amlodipine benazepril 5 20 mg stree overlord exceed viagra and cialis does adco metronidazole discolour your urine atorvastatin and nerve damage azithromycin what does it cure carvedilol tablets does azithromycin treat chlamydia in the eye viagra pills at wholesale meloxicam 7.5 mg reviews zoloft uk equivalent zithromax eureka sant keflex powder oral liquid can u still take clomiphene 2days after periods dostinex tension can i take baclofen with benadryl buy zyloprim hereisthebestin proscar walgreens buspirone recreational reviews septran medicines side effects cymbalta no sleep st first phenergan elixir boots conditions remboursement aciclovir discharge with metronidazole gel zofran zydis wafers ondansetron ciprotab advantagies thyroxine 75 mcg tetracycline teeth class action vardenafil hydrochloride prices can you maintain an erection with cialis viagra vir vroue recall on substitute for lipitor meloxicam mg does valtrex reduce symptoms indomethacin analgesia flagyl tannlege does clomid change ovulation day does wellbutrin have penicillin buy 100mg lamisil tablets aldactone figure tetracycline mk hydrochloride 250 mg food replacements for viagra prednisone 5mg betab does viagra enlage pennis low progesterone increase clomid prednisone liver inflammation nolvadex y clomid what does asomycin 250mg erythromycin treat melting point of lisinopril can 20 benicar 5 mg kill me metoprolol succinate sales does phenergan contain paracetamol recommended use of viagra was passiert beim absetzen von propecia vibramycin capsules action urdu serophene 6 ciclos do propecia work o anafranil anxiete zoloft and bactrim lisinopril gums how much is 2 g of metronidazole pcp prophylaxis and septra 3g amoxicillin for dental zyprexa cash price amitriptyline effect on blood sugar ld50 amoxicillin metformin for insulin gestational diabetes albuterol and dogs how long till olanzapine withdrawal take prozac 90 fluoride uses amoxicillin clavulanate potassium where can i buy viagra in switzerland is cialis a narcotic where to buy cialis in the united states amlodipine 2.5 mg tablets topamax online prescription kamagra oral jelly for sale in usa provera de 80 mg voltaren sirdalud trazodone for insomnia what time to take dostinex for high prolactin sildenafil testimonial formulation and evaluation of amoxicillin trihydrate clonidine 1 mg high plavix or aspirin for stroke mirtazapine 6 weeks bv antibiotics and morning after pill phenergan syup tip in urdu about amoxicillin capsules in urdu paxil cr buy online kamagra 100mg where to buy in bangkok amoxil 2 year old wellbutrin sr 100mg reviews viagra in dubai duty free tokio hotel viagra overdose lopressor 5 mg iv can you take amoxicillin 875 with keflex prednisone need to taper buy dapoxetine forum safe to give cat prazosin can you take zoloft and vyvanse together voltaren gel 2 percent 100g cardensiel et viagra prednisone hearing loss how to overcome lisinopril for men erection wet cough in baby amoxicillin is it okay lowest propecia prices headache remedies from levitra voltaren emulgel 60g novartis topiramate citrate viagra for men of the chine oq e seroquel it baclofen finasteride 1mg results after 1 month topamax 25 mg cost prednisone ocular side effects wellbutrin 200 doxycycline for dogs optic neuritis paxil cymbalta equivalence gabapentin mri aygestin 2.5mg plavix buy usa cytotec for 18weeks erythromycin eye ointment 3x a day can ciprofloxacin tinidazole treat for gonorrhea how does clomid and vitamin e work when does anxietynwear off on sertraline ciprofloxacin hcl 500 mg tab or doxycycline 100mg contraindicationa for lisinopril and massage amoxicillin for newborn puppies sertraline 50mg tablets at wlmart aspen levofloxacin 500mg can maxalt cause high blood pressure bactrim for toenail fungus viagra rawalpidi singulair 10 mg coupon one pill of diflucan colpuril a retard allopurinol meclon e flagyl where to get amoxicillin plavix uses side effects interactions drugs augmentin et erysipele citalopram 140 mg montelukast and fexofenadine hplc lisinopril market share neurontin causing insomnia clomid australia customs getting acne while on accutane how soon after laparoscopy can i start clomid ampicillin dosage in infants viagra 50 mg m.d.u amoxicillin syrup mox how much mg for 18 months old kid ventolin surup bebeklerde nasil kullanilir cialis with fentynal septran tablets for acne terbinafine mycose ongle amoxicillin allergy alert bracelet para que sirve ofloxacina quetiapine 25mg side effects paxil flexoral how much is lethal accutane scars clear mobic 7.5 get you high buy fluconazole 500mg order metronidazole gel online celebrex zit er jodium in .nl pele endorsing viagra buy albuterol sulfate online no prescription tab metronidazole 2g trade name clomid tablets south africa tinidazole in cats doxycycline and hiatal hernia buy tadalafil china is diflucan good for herpes ob cialis diclofenac levitra online 20mg potion of invigorate cephalexin is it strong doxycycline side effects panic attacks does wellbutrin stop your period prednisone the steroid priligy singapore price nizoral demodex mites gabapentin 800 mg overdose ampicillin side effects in pediatrics do i need tamoxifen after bilateral mastectomy avoir du clomid what is the price of lisinopril 5mg at walmart medicamento atarax 50 mg can the pill strattera get you high kangaroo australia viagra zofran iv push insertion rate ajanta finasteride on prednisone 8 months now upper respiratory infection paxil ve kilo gabapentin mims malaysia prednisone without food how does buspar make you feel augmentin and minastrin 24 celebrex gi risk methotrexate mifepristone misoprostol spinal stenosis gabapentin or lorazapam propranolol en espanol dog kidney infection amoxicillin metronidazole 250 mg tablets for dogs buy viagra from ebay what is generic for nexium cmpd metronidazole in puppies protonix 40 mgnexium 40 mg clonidine side effects for 6year old premarin 1,25 can help mentruation what is azithromycin tablets ip 1gm are used for sinus infection dosage of amoxicillin buy naproxen gel ibuprophen with teva irbesartan 150 mg order finasteride 1mg myo lnositol and metformin hydrochloride medicine info rite aid sertraline dogs taking prednisone with pleural effusion how to get deleivery of viagra in thane wellbutrin xl and sal palmetto what is ciprofloxacin antibiotic used for antidepressant withdrawal syndrome how long do cipro sideffects last 500mg lipitor side effects hip pain seroquel und lamotrigin can l take femara after 1 cycle of clomid dexamethasone injection dog back pain buy cialis online powered by vbulletin can you take lipitor with milk how quickly does valtrex work mixing bactrim macrobid wellbutrin xl hunger cyproheptadine tablets bp 4mg use of metronidazole in carbamazipine toxicty quitting taking cymbalta isotretinoina para estrias lisinopril fatigue 20mg ciprofloxacina contraindicaciones en embarazo bupropion como ansiolitico maxalt radiant how long does zyprexa stay in your body maxalt max 6 zoloft anxiety attacks reviews bupropion experience vault fluconazole actavis 150 mg price in ireland levofloxacin 500 mg en espanol sandoz amoxicillin 500mg shelf life how long is azithromycin good for after expiration date clomid length cycle harga diovan novartis indonesia what other drugs are like seroquel lamisil cream for sale singulair price on merit insurance cefuroxime and doxycycline lasix online australia effet du glucophage 850 does amlodipine cause psychosis quetiapine generics 25mg cipro streptococcus what does amitriptyline 10 mg show as on a drug test

Created by God and for God

Does your lifestyle and the way in which you spend your time, talent, and treasure reflect your understanding that you were created by God and for Him as well?
by Lorraine E. Espenhain | Source:

"All things were created by God and for God." [Col 1:16]

At the risk of portraying myself as a geek, I have a confession to make. I love to study world geography in my spare time. I experience tremendous enjoyment learning about other countries and their cultures. I’ve never been enslaved to the television, the computer, the cell phone, or the iPod, but give me a book on another country, and I’m toast.

One of the things that always amazes me when studying world geography is the accompanying subject of world religions. Some countries practice Christianity, while others practice Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Shintoism, Confucianism, Taoism, and a variety of different tribal religions. A lot of ‘isms,’ a lot of religions, and a lot of gods, wouldn’t you say? Have you ever wondered why this is? Even though man is scattered all over the earth, living in different nations and experiencing different cultures, why is it that the overwhelming majority of mankind worships someone or something? What is it about man and religion that attract each other? Why this universal desire for God?

The answer to these questions can be found in Saint Paul’s epistle to the Colossian Church, in which he writes that all things were created by God and for God. What does this mean, and how does this truth tie in with the many religions that exist in the world? The answer is simple. Our Creator has placed within every human heart a desire and longing for Him. We were created for God. We were created to worship Him. We were created for communion and fellowship with Him. Religious beliefs and practices are mere expressions of the human search for God.

Unfortunately, in our search for God, the evil one often comes along and throws false substitutes into our paths and deceives us into believing that we have finally found what we were looking for. We have found what we were created for. He’ll throw anything into our paths to keep us from reaching out to the One for Whom we were truly created. These false substitutes come in a variety of forms, but they are false substitutes just the same. False religion. Wealth. Prominence. Worldly success. Human relationships. The list is endless. We go from quest to quest, relationship to relationship, experience to experience, career to career, religion to religion, town to town, goal to goal, and pursuit to pursuit, ever in search, but never finding that which we call fulfillment and happiness. This is because our Creator, who is a jealous God, will never allow those things to bring lasting peace and satisfaction to our lives. Because we were created by Him and for Him, anything that we put before that sacred purpose is doomed to bring eventual dissatisfaction to our lives. God Himself will see to this.

If all things were created by God and for God, then we have to believe that God is doing His utmost to draw men to Him. In fact, apart from that heavenly drawing, man is incapable of finding God. Jesus testified to this truth when He said, "No man can come to Me unless the Father, who sent Me, draws him." If God is drawing, how are we responding? If we do not learn how to slow down and be still, we will not even be sensitive to that drawing, and herein lies the problem. Man is ever on the go. He is in too much of a rush. He has places to go, people to see, and things to do. And because he is in such a rush and lives in a perpetual state of distraction, he mistakes that God-planted yearning for his Creator as a desire for other things. A new job. A new car. A new spouse. A new adventure. He’s content for a short while, but inevitably, that same old emptiness and feeling of unfulfillment returns, and he’s right back where he started from. Saint Augustine once said, "Our hearts are restless until they rest in God." But because we aren’t willing to slow down, stop, and truly listen to the yearnings of our heart, we keep chasing after the wind and stuffing our lives with things that are incapable of quieting and satisfying the human heart.

I want to challenge you to go off to some quiet place for a few hours in order to listen to the yearnings of your heart. Forget about what the world says you should want. Get alone with your heart, which was created for God, and listen to it. Bring a journal with you and write down your reflections. What does your heart yearn for? Truth? Unconditional love? Happiness? Only in God, who created you for His pleasure, can these things be found. If you get alone with your heart, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover its true desires. In that quiet time, you’ll discover that your heart isn’t yearning for new furniture, a new home, money, prominence, or a change of spouse. Your heart yearns for its Creator. Your spirit aches to be connected with the One who created you for Him. Your mind longs for peace with God, not any god, but the One True God. This is the truth which Satan is keeping millions from discovering all over the earth.

What about those who already profess to be in Christ? If all things were created by God and for God, what does this truth mean for them, since they have already come to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? This truth serves as a wake-up call, a heavenly reminder, that God does not want to be a little part of our lives on Sunday morning. He wants to be the center of our lives 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He wants to be our reason for living and being, our every motivation, and our chief desire in life. If we are giving Him anything less than this, then we are just as ignorant of the purpose for which we were created than are those who worship foreign gods because they’ve never even heard of Christ.

How do you spend your time throughout the week? Does your lifestyle and the way in which you spend your time, talent, and treasure reflect your understanding of the true purpose for which you were created or is life all about you and what you want? If a stranger examined your life, would he be able to see in you one who fully understands what it means to be created by God and for God or would he see someone who is simply existing and going through the mundane motions of life?

Tragically, many in the Church today believe in a different philosophy than that which Saint Paul taught. They believe that they were created by God, but for self. If I believe that I was created for God, then every area of my lifestyle will reflect that understanding. If I live for self and for the world all throughout the week, yet give my Creator a mere 60 minutes at Sunday Mass and nothing more, then I have been deceived. I have been led astray by the evil one and taken captive to do his will once more.

Brothers and sisters, we are not here for ourselves. We are here for the Lord. Our time, talents, and earthly treasures are to be used for the building up of His kingdom, not our own feeble kingdoms, which are passing away and have no eternal value

In all that we do, we should be cognizant of God, doing what we do as unto Him. Are we giving our best at work because we are bucking for a promotion or because we believe that whatever we do should be done as unto the Lord? When we have an hour of free time before us, do we use it to vegetate in front of the television or do we spend that time in prayer, meditation, or doing a kind deed for another? How much of what we do all throughout the day is really for God? Is it all for us? Is it all for our employer, spouse, and children? How cognizant of God are we as we plow through our days?

When we make God the center of our lives, even the mundane activities of life become acts of holy worship. Jesus said that whatever we’ve done for others, we’ve done for Him. If our lives were created by God and for God, this truth must be demonstrated in the way we live out those lives 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

We will never reach our full potential as human beings, and we will never fulfill our God-intended destiny, unless we harness our lives to the eternal truth that we were created by God and for Him. As long as we avoid this truth, we will continue to live beneath our full potential, walking in the shadow of what might have been. When I go to my grave, I want to know that I fulfilled my Creator’s destiny for my life. I want the peace of knowing that I lived a life that was wholly centered on God and His purpose for my life.

We were put here on earth for a spiritual purpose, an eternal purpose. Our lives on earth are given to us to prepare us for life in eternity with God. If our human existence never rises above paying bills, going to work, shopping at the mall, golf on Saturdays, etc., etc., then we have entirely missed the mark regarding the purpose of life. God put us here for Him. If our lives are not centered completely around Him, then it’s time to make adjustments.

God is challenging us to look beyond the temporary things of this world which are passing away. As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who has created us for His glory, honor, and praise. Night is coming, when we will no longer be able to work.

All things were created by God and for God. To the extent that our lives are completely centered around Him is to the extent we will fulfill the sacred purpose for which we were created.

He who has a listening ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

Click Here to Donate Now!

Join the new media evangelization. Your tax-deductible gift allows to build a culture of life in our nation and throughout the world. Please help us promote the Church's new evangelization by donating to right now. God bless you for your generosity.




Post a Comment
Write a comment on this article

Email required (will not be published)
required Country

Most Popular