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Is There More To Life?

Have you ever asked yourself that question? Are you ever going to achieve that goal in life that you longed for the most? Or have you already received what you desired and then discovered it didn’t satisfy you as much as you had hoped?
Life is like a classic novel with some chapters that are energizing and others that are disappointing, leaving you with questions that are difficult to answer; perhaps the hardest question to ask is…

Is there more to life?

A man who won the most popular sport in America three times and was MVP of the championship twice, and is married to a supermodel, asked this very question. Is there more to life? In a 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft, Tom Brady stated, “Why do I have three Super Bowl rings, and still think there’s something greater out there for me? I mean, maybe a lot of people would say, ‘Hey man, this is what is.’ I reached my goal, my dream, my life. Me, I think: God, it’s gotta be more than this. I mean this can’t be what it’s all cracked up to be. I mean I’ve done it. I’m 27. And what else is there for me?”

God answers this question for Tom Brady and us.

The Bible, God’s Word, is very clear as to what our purpose is in life. Ecclesiastes 12:13 states to “… Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Solomon stated that the mission for our life is to honor God. We can’t truly honor God because we are flawed with sins and our fellowship with God is broken. Only by restoring that fellowship with God through faith in Jesus Christ can we restore our fellowship with God.

Is there more to life?

Yes, an abundant life is waiting for those who desire to please God.

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Article by Lawrence Lartey

From Fear to Faith

“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36

I was raised in a dysfunctional family with a father who was addicted to alcohol. I lived in fear of him and eventually everything and everyone else. In school, I became a target for bullies. My family attended a Catholic church, but the idea that anyone was more powerful than my dad was lost on me.

By the time I was an adult I had given up on God. I traveled down many roads (and made some bad decisions) to try to find happiness and spent 10 years in counseling in an effort to come to terms with my troubled childhood.

Every road led to more emptiness.

In the summer of 2012, I was an unemployed single mother with no direction when I was invited to attend the Reformers Unanimous program one Friday night at Valley Forge Baptist. It was there that I heard about God in a different way than I had before. As I listened, I heard the words forgiveness, restoration, and salvation. I heard about the saving grace of Jesus Christ. I heard that I could be free from addiction and from the guilt and shame of my past.

At first, this seemed too good to be true… but was it? Was this the answer to my lifelong search for contentment? I had nothing left to lose, so I answered the knocking I sensed within me and opened the door of my heart to the Lord. I experienced an instant peace and my soul found rest.

What I had been trying to satisfy was a spiritual void that wasn’t being filled by anything the world offered.

After that first night, when I accepted Christ’s forgiveness and received salvation, my life would never be the same. Within just one year God gave me a new job and then the love of my life, whom I married in October 2013 in a beautiful ceremony. Some people might call this a lifestyle change, but I call it a miracle.

Nineteenth-century British preacher Charles Spurgeon once wrote, “Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else.”

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Article by Emily Myers