A wonderful joy is now flooding my heart,
Giving assurance that will not depart.
My Savior is living and reigning above;
Life has rich meaning because of His love.
What keeps you going on with your life? Is it your girlfriend or boyfriend? Is it your family? Friends? Or is it God? What keeps us going should be the wonderful hope of dying according to St. Paul’s letters to the Philippians. (Phil. 1:21-23) :40: This has been hard for me to learn the entry for today in just one reading. I read it many times before finally understanding what is the lesson. :67: It is quite similar to the yesterday’s post, “spending time wisely.” :99: If death is what keeps us going, we will treasure everyday as if it were our last. We will avoid sins so that when death comes we are ready. And most of all, we will
not be afraid to die for we will be excited to meet Jesus Christ. :googlyeyes: Also remember that this encourages us to suicide, what it means that we are preparing ourselves to meet Christ, “because if we commit suicide, we are merely looking for relief for our sufferings” (Our Daily Bread 2012) :4: but that is not God’s way, and this is not the meaning of making death as our the reason to keep us going for our daily life, instead this is just another mortal sin that will separate us from Christ and will only make our eternal life miserable. :aw:
According to today’s entry, the hope of seeing Christ, either at death or at the Lord’s return kept him going because it gave meaning to every moment, like what I said, the lesson is quite similar to yesterday’s entry. It also gave St. Paul to live for Christ, gave him the incentive to focus on others who needed his encouragement. :2: This great because if we learn to embrace death and not fear of it, we can live a better life. Living a life without fear would make life more meaningful, and we all know that it is fun to live a life without fear. :yipee: Many of us fear and tremble with death but with today’s entry it teaches us to embrace our fear, to embrace death. :9: As just like St. Paul said: “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (v.21)
The previous entries seems to be connected to each other so it is really great if we read the entries everyday and learn to apply it in our daily life. :101:
“Those who are prepared to die are most prepared to live.” (Our Daily Bread 2012) Remembering this quote will help us remember the lesson of today’s entry. :ai: Enjoy life without fear! :66: