In your life there is what your live for… success, money, great wife (4 the guys) and great husband (For the gals), an extremely well paying job, to climb the financial and corporate ladder really fast and all the good things in life.
But here comes the big question!!! What would give you the greatest disappointment in life? What is your big score you just havent managed to attain? What is your big catch that is skipping the net?
Is it that house you never built? Is it that self image you just dont seem to be able to attain?
Genesis 1:26-27 (NIV)
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
We are basically just people, not born rich not born with 1000 achievements but made in the image and likeness of God. We were created to have continued fellowship with God but we fell or to sound more biblical, man fell and failed to receive all of Gods glory and He had intended.
Man’s fell from grace and began to build his own kingdom in the name of worldly acheivments, money and power being the ultimate goal. Jesus came to help restore man from this pith His will and purpose being:
John 4:34 (NIV)
34“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.
to help bringing man back to God.Jesus will is to be the bridge that connects God and man. Jesus came in as the ultimate mediator.
Sometimes you may ask yourself if God really has interest in you because of all hte hard stuff you see or probably go through, say for example the post election violence in 2007/2008 and the current drought that is ravaging the nation as politicians fatten themselves with meat and fine wine. Well let me make it known to you… Jesus gives priority to you because…
1 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV)
20We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.
We are employed by God to be His ambassadors, each one of us has been created for eternity. God has created us for an assignment. He has nor forgotten us.
Preach this to your best pal, to your neighbour, to your mama/jamaa.
here again is the starting arguement…What is your score? What is your big catch? The motto at ICC is Connecting People to God and to each other. Challlenging people to Christlikeness, that is the Catch ICC has intended to make.
When I see the way most Christians live, I am totally convinced that what they say and what they beleve is not true.
Talk of a Big God and we dont turst Him.
A God there for the people and we are not there for Him.
What kind of society are we living in? What are we turning our society into? How are we treating our children? How are we treating our neighbors children? And I quote Rick Warren “What On Earth Are We Here For?”
Friends we need to get our act in order, we need to quit living double lives and put our faith in the Lord.
We need to…
Mathew 6:33 (NIV)
33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Just like Jesus Called (Simon called Peter) and Andrew…
19“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.”
He is calling you and “THAT WILL BE YOUR BIG CATCH”
Take care n God bless.