Divine Devotion: “To live is Christ, to die is gain.”

“To live is Christ, to die is gain.” - Philippians 1:21
This verse is so powerful and for us believers it should provide so much inspiration and motivation in terms of how confident we should be in living our lives for Christ. As believers, our whole reason for existence is to honor and glorify God. While we are here on Earth, we should look to live a life that is a reflection of Christ in all that we do. As mentioned by Paul, “ To live is Christ”. We should look to exalt Christ and bring him praise in everything that we do and live a life that is truly dedicated to him. The next part of this verse is so powerful in regards to the perspective that we should hold each and every day. In this life, the worst thing that could possibly happen to any of us is that we die. However, when we are one with Christ we know that death is just the beginning. In death we let down everything in this life. All the sin, sickness, and struggles of the world. And through death we gain the riches and salvation that is found in our Heavenly lives. When we truly live for Christ, we truly gain in our death. At this moment, we enter into the amazing presence of God forever. As Christians, what should we fear in life? The worst thing that could possibly happen to us is death and even in that we gain everything. I encourage each and every one of you to give everything that you have to Christ. Let your life be a living sacrifice for him each and every day. As his believers we cannot even grasp all of the amazing things that God has prepared for us in Heaven. Until this time comes for us to ascend into his glory, let us look to honor and glorify him in all that we do. Let us give everything to Christ while here on Earth knowing that he will give everything and even more back to us in death!