Day 15 – WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR?
Today’s thought is shared by Michael Williams…
“For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21 )
As I write this article I am thinking about all the transformation that I see on a weekly basics at the FCI (prison), but this one has the most transformation on my life. I was preparing a lesson out of the book of Philippians 1, for about 18 to 20 men who are hungry for some encouragement and clarity in their lives. As I read Philippians 1:21 out loud it dawned on me the verse was speaking loudly to me. For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain. I title the lesson “What are you living for?” It spoke to me emphatically. It made me think – What am I Living For? Family, Job, Friends, Retirement, Vacation…etc. I could go on and on yet these things are important, but I kept thinking – What am I living For? We all get busy with life’s ups and down but really everything we do should be to glorify Christ. This verse transforms the way I approach everything in my life. When I get busy or worried or working on a task, I remember to live is Christ and die is gain. In all circumstances no matter what It is Christ is who I turn to.
I challenge you to ask the question what are you living for ?
Dear God, Thank you for using me in the capacity that I am serving, knowing that it changes everyday. Thanks for Paul’s letter in the book of Philippians especially 1:21 . I pray that my life will reflect to me to live is Christ and to die is gain. In Jesus name —Amen