For me to live is to gain and to die is a loss. Wait, what? That’s not right.


Much needed thoughts. . . Thank you, Benjamin!

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To live is Christ

Philippians 1:21 (NIV)For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

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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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4 thoughts on “For me to live is to gain and to die is a loss. Wait, what? That’s not right.

  1. MT, Hello 🙂
    Life Is A Curse, Life Is Also A Gift
    Between Heart And Soul (I’ll Keep The Soul!)

    Instincts that can still betray us,
    A journey that leads to the sun,
    Soulless and bent on destruction,
    A struggle between right and wrong
    You take my place in the showdown,
    I’ll observe with a pitiful eye,
    I’ll humbly ask for forgiveness,
    A request well beyond you and I
    Heart and soul, one will burn
    Heart and soul, one will burn
    An abyss that laughs at creation,
    A circus complete with all fools,
    Foundations that lasted the ages,
    Then ripped apart at their roots
    Beyond all this goo’s is the terror,
    The grip of a mercenary hand,
    When savagery turns all good reason,
    There’s no turning back, no last stand
    Heart and soul, one will burn
    Heart and…
    (JOY DIVISION)

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