I just came across this. I wrote this just prior to my first chemo treatment.
January 1, 2007
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
— Philippians 1:21
What does it mean to be totally alive? How would you describe “living large”? Paul said in Philippians that the purpose and passion of life should be to live every moment as Christ would live it, to magnify Jesus Christ.
This passion is a strong, unyielding commitment to live life in such a way that we glorify God in everything we do. The love of Christ should be our motivation and we should get excited about the same things that Christ gets excited about.
What I find is that too many believers aren’t happy because they are waiting to live; they are waiting for something great to happen or for that next big step. The only problem with waiting is that it doesn’t fit with Christ’s call to serve Him every day right where we are.
Many of us hope for that day when we “arrive,” but Christ wants us to experience fulfillment on the journey today, right now, in whatever place or circumstance that He has placed us. His desire is that we live every moment walking with Him and for Him.
What makes you excited? What motivates you to get up in the morning? I hope it’s the things of Christ, living for and walking with Him. Don’t just endure life hoping you’ll arrive at some great place some day. Live large starting today by living every moment as Christ would live it, seeking to bring glory to Him in every way!
LIVE EVERY MOMENT AS CHRIST WOULD LIVE IT.