From: David Kabanje
Date: April 27
Subject: GMU: The Answer to the question, "What is the meaning of life?

Beautiful People,

What we believe about God determines our relationship with Him and each other. Our belief in God charts our attitudes, behaviors, and actions. For example, Christ says, "now this is eternal life: that they know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent" (John 17:3). To know the Father and the Son is the quintessence of life—the "why" of life. Christ's correlation between God and eternal life emphasizes the reality that, apart from God, we are not alive. The God-shaped hole in our hearts and society is evidence of this fact. How often do we illegitimately pursue earthly knowledge and possessions to satiate legitimate needs? There is a hunger in our souls that yearns for something bigger than us—something supernatural and godly.

According to Christ, our appetite for wholeness can only be satisfied by knowing the Father and Son. How do we do that? We begin our journey with divine curiosity—an inquisitiveness into the character and mind of God. In other words, we forgo everything we think we know about God and let the Spirit use Scripture to transform our minds as we encounter the One True God. To some degree, we have an image of God in our hearts that is a result of religion, society, and dogma. That "God" can never bring you life, only sadness and grief; however, the God in Scripture is the essence of goodness, joy, love, and so much more. God is life; to know Him is to satisfy every aspect of your being. My prayer today is that we let the Holy Spirit spark divine curiosity in our souls so that we may know God and know true life.