Philippians 1: 20-21
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.
These are wonderful guiding words for me. While here on earth, we all have the opportunity to live out our lives as God intended us to live them out. When we die, we will be with Him forever. To use an expression my mom used often, it’s “the best of both worlds”. My charge is to do my part here on earth. These are words to keep ready in my heart: patience, understanding, generosity, forgiveness, acceptance, hospitality. I must keep my eye on the prize while living out this life God has allowed me to live.
Heavenly Father, I am so thankful. I ask you with humility to forgive me all of my blunders and my lapses. Help me, and guide me with the light of Christ here on earth. I look forward to the day when I will join with you for eternity, but also am so thankful for this life full of love and beauty. I am yours. Amen