December 28, 2013

For to me to live is Christ

Nothing can or ever will be more important than that which Paul saw and experienced, which was
expressed in the Bible like this: For to me to live is Christ. (Philippians 1:21)

It represents in a simple but powerful way all that the New Testament expresses, and the eternal reason behind God's creation. He wants us to embrace Him as all.

For those willing to risk all that Christ may be all within us, it is an amazing adventure that will end up ridding ourselves of an endless number of nagging problems that so easily beset us and take us off of our focus on Christ.

We must go past the idea of "For me to live is Christ," to the fact of embracing and pursuing it as a practical reality.

Ask the Lord to give you this heart after Him, as David's was. There is nothing else that is really needed, as Jesus said when Martha confronted Him about her sister Mary not helping her with the chores. Jesus' response to her sitting at His feet with others, was that this was the really only necessary thing for her, and He wasn't going to take that away from her. He meant a person and people that wanted to be focused on Him, with everything else being a far distant last in importance.

Remember, we must be doers of the Word, not simply hearers of the Word. We can't make up "to live is Christ," we must have it as part of our very outlook, state, and being.

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