What’s Your Life’s Purpose? – By Father Andrew Bahhi

To know the purpose of our life is very important, especially as Christians. We are not just a number. Every one of you God created for a very important holy and novel reason. That’s why in John 4, we see the disciples ask Jesus ‘do you want to eat?’ and Jesus answered unexpectedly ‘my food is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish His work.’ – John 4:34

And as we remember the last words of the Lord in His life on this earth was “it is finished.” So, what he came for, the purpose and reason of His incarnation, He fulfilled it on the cross.

But now the question is, do you know the purpose of your life? Do you know the reason for your life? If we look to the priority of our lives, we understand why we are here.

Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and we must take care of it. But if we take our body before God, we misunderstand the meaning of God. The same with our finances – how many of you daily think of your spiritual account, and put in the right things each day?

Pay the same amount of effort for our financial income for also the spiritual income. I pray we do know the purpose of our life.

Today we celebrate the blessing of the Virgin Mary on the crops, which is very important as our church is also named for her. We see Mary as a very good example of the significance of God’s presence in her life and she dedicated her life to the Lord. Even as a young child she knew this, which is why she answered to the angel Gabriel, “Let it be to me in my life according to your word.”

So when we are the person who really knows the reason in their lives – so we will likewise answer “Yes Lord, here I am.”

That’s why I ask each one of you to ask “What is God’s purpose for me in my life, and what is the goal of my existence on earth?

We are here to bring everybody, especially those who do not know the Lord, to know the knowledge of the truth.

“Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!” – Matthew 18:7

Our purpose is to be a good Christian model so everybody can see Christ through us.

St. Paul said in Romans “If we live, it is for the Lord that we live, and if we die, it is for the Lord that we die. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8.

My life and my death and Glorify God. It does not matter whether I live or die, but whatever I do I do for the Lord.

Every single second is counted by the Lord. If you don’t know, see how the Lord is calling you through this verse “My food is to do the will of whom who sent me and to finish his work.”

We have to wake up and be like the Virgin Mary.

If we really do care about eternity. We must ask why we are on this earth. We must repent, open our heart to the savior, so we can accept Him. And when we have Him, we’ll know how much to bring to people.

If I am lost and I call another person, then two are lost. So, I must repent and ask God to open my eyes and my ears to receive His word so I can know why I am here, and when I know that it will be very easy to call others.

Learn more in Father Andrew’s sermon video here.

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