Young people are going to school. Parents are raising their kids. Many are working hard every day to make a living. The elderly are just trying to stay well and leave a legacy. We are all hoping to survive another day in an evil world.
But why do you do what you do? What is it all about? Who or what are you living for? If you were to sum up your life in one word, what would it be?
The apostle Paul wrote, “For to me, to live is Christ” (Philippians 1:21). Every Christian ought to agree with Paul when he wrote, “Christ, our life” (Colossians 3:4).
This means that life is more than what we do. It means that Christ is at the center of everything we do. It must all revolve around Him. He is the one who holds all things together. Without Him we have no center, and everything falls apart.
This means that without Christ there is no life. He is the source of life. He is the reason for life. He is life. Without Him we are nothing, can do nothing and our life is without any true purpose or meaning. He is why we do what we do.
This means that we look to Christ to learn how to live. He is our teacher, our example, our counselor, our guide, our problem solver, our helper, our friend, our Lord and Savior. Without Him we are lost and alone; we cannot find our way.
This means that we are totally dependent upon Christ in life. We cannot make it on our own but rely upon Him for our every need – physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually. He can be trusted. He will never leave us nor forsake us. He always comes through for us. We cannot imagine how we could ever go through life without Him.
Can you say with Paul, “For to me, to live is Christ”? If not, will you make Him your life? Why would you go through life without Him? There is no other life worth living but every reason to make Him your life.
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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