Wednesday, 8 October 2014

To Live Is Christ

One day during some Bible study I read Philippians 1:21 which reads,

"For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain."

I've read the Apostle Paul's words here many times before but for some reason they really stuck out to me on this particular reading. I started to think about how profound his statement is and it acted as a reminder to me that as a Christian, I need to be giving the reins of my life over to God on a daily basis and sacrificing any selfish ambition.

When faced with the challenges of life, my desire to try and control things can sometimes creep in and so to read that my life belongs to Christ is a great reminder that He is in control. My reason for living is not to pursue my own agenda but rather to make myself available to God and let Him use me in whatever capacity He sees fit. It was like a gentle reminder to desire God's will and His plans for me above all else in life.