Much needed thoughts. . . Thank you, Benjamin!
To live is Christ
Philippians 1:21 (NIV)For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
I am so guilty of picking the gifts, over the giver.
The blessing consumes me more than the one giving the blessing.
My prayers are too often requests asking God to give me more of certain things and not giving certain things. Yes, we should pray asking for His blessing, but do these types of requests consume our prayers?
The way I live screams “for me to live is to gain and to die is a loss.”
Wait, what? That’s not right.
Eternity is on the other side of death. And my savior Jesus is on the other side of death so there is so much more to gain. The apostle Paul seemed to be pretty confident about it when he wrote the following verse.
2 Corinthians 5:8
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