For much of the ancient world (except for the Bible) and even up to the last five hundred years, most people on earth believed that the sun and other celestial bodies revolved around our small but significant blue planet. While this may seem like an obvious conclusion from observation, Copernicus (1473-1543) and scientific data since have proven that it’s the Sun which is the centre of our solar system by which all planets, including our own, revolves around. But for the longest time surface observation gave the impression otherwise.
This idea is similar to how a person views life. Without God, we felt as though we were the centre of our universe and in many respects, that’s how we approached life. However, when we enter into a relationship with God, it is He who becomes the very epicentre of our existence.
God does not adapt to accomodate us but we begin to change and transform in order to serve His purpose and be obedient to His laws. Contrary to what some would believe, submission to God’s Word is not bondage or misery but instead it brings life and joy and fulfilment. God designed life that we would look to the Source of all life to provide us with His goodness and provisions.
Our priorities, our; time, resources, affections, attitudes, behaviours, etc, are to be in align-ment with what is pleasing to God and not the other way around. When you make his Word as the principles and ideas by which we build our lives upon, we are in the correct order that God had intended and created us for, from the very beginning. Thus it is pertinent and wise to always consider our ways, as to whether it is pleasing and glorifying to God. Are we serving in his Kingdom, and for his purpose, by reaching the lost, praying and being part of His Church?
Let our prayer be “Jesus be centre of my life!”
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of eve-ry creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:15-18
This is a blog post from Stanley Harvey, the Senior Pastor of the Pentecostals of Sydney.