Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday Message: Living is Christ, Dying is Gain!

 Philippians 1:21-26 (NRSV)
"For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain.  If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which I prefer.  I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for you.  Since I am convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with all of you for your progress and joy in faith, so that I may share abundantly in your boasting in Christ Jesus when I come to you again."

Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, we should be living for Christ!  In death, we will be with Him eternally and we owe our lives to Him.  It is in Christ that I find peace.  Whenever I make a conscious effort to remember His presence in my life throughout the day, my day is better for it.  I wish it were easier to do, and I will strive to do this every moment that I live!

Hope you have a wonderful week!  Little Man has an allergist appointment in the morning.  I am hoping to convince the doctor to check him for his peanut allergy again...I pray that he has already outgrown it, or does so before the age of 2!! (There's a much less chance of outgrowing the peanut allergy after 2).



Sweet Carolina Girl said...

Thanks for sharing that! I love that verse! :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

couldn't be more true! Love that verse and in HIM alone I find peace. I try to do it on my own way too much but he continues to remind me- only HE is sufficient for all my needs!

Llama said...

What a beautiful verse and inspiring way to live!
Hope all goes well with Little Man's appointment! Sending you good thoughts!!