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All for Christ

To live is Christ. Have you ever asked yourself for what purpose do I live my life? Is my purpose worth my time, effort, and investment here on earth? Does my life purpose prepare my life for eternity? Does my life purpose glorify God? Does my life purpose truly matters in light of the Word of God?

When we meet God through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, we start to understand that life here on earth is temporary. There is a permanent life where our soul will rest for eternity. This truth shifts our mindset to living our earthly life with the thought of making it worthwhile. We want to make our earthly life worthwhile not just because life is short, but also because our life already belongs to God. Knowing this, we need to live our life worthy of the gospel (Philippians 1:27).

Living a life worthy of the gospel is living to glorify God. It is pleasing God that would matter the most. And this is where our purpose in life comes in. When we seek to please God, our life purpose changes from selfish, self-centered goals to God-focused and Jesus-centered desires.

The life-goal of a Christian should be the same as that of the Apostle Paul — “for me to live is Christ…” (Philippians 1:21). Whatever our vocation is and wherever we are sent and placed by God, we must remember that we are to live our life for the glory of God.

What more perfect sacrifice, sweet offering, and wonderful service can we give to God but to live it for Jesus Christ!

“For none of us lives to himself, and none dies to himself.
For if we live, we live to the Lord. Or if we die, we die to the Lord. If therefore we live or die, we are the Lord’s.”

– Romans 14:7-8 (WEB)

To die is gain. Here is the huge difference that is evident in the life of a Christian who lives for the glory of God — the conviction that even death would bring gain and not loss.

An earthly man with an earthly perspective sees death as a loss and looks at death with fear. But a Christian has a Christ-perspective, sees death as a gain and faces death with hope!

The Apostle Paul spent his life for Christ. He viewed death as something that would bring him great benefits.

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

-Philippians 1:21 (WEB)

Christians should have this kind of mindset, too. Whether we live or die, we do it for Jesus Christ. As Christians, we must view death as a gain for us, because the physical death of the children of God is not dying but living eternally in the presence of our Savior. It is not the loss of life, but the gain of life. Life is not the physical body and the conditions around it. It is not about what fortune, power, riches, and position this earthly life has gained. None of these matters when we reach the end of our life on earth because life is an alive soul held by Christ through His redeeming work on the cross. The death of the physical body does not end a Christian’s life. It is not an end but a beginning of living eternally with God.

What is your life-goal? Let it be Christ!

“Whether therefore you eat, or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

– 1 Corinthians 10:31 (WEB)

Published by Deborah Agustin

A High School Teacher who loves to write.

5 thoughts on “All for Christ

  1. 💜 Putting a Person on a Pedestal is UnFair EveryOne; the ‘Tall Poppy’ Syndrome means Being Crucified; ergo Bro Jesu Got Smart and Left The Planet after Resurrection by Transfiguration EveryBody

    …💛💚💙…

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  2. What more perfect sacrifice, sweet offering, and wonderful service can we give to God but to live it for Jesus Christ – Amen 🙏🏽.
    May we desire to do it all for Him.

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