What’s Living for Christ Mean to You? What’s your purpose?

Pansies - 1Paul writes in Philippians 1:21-22aFor me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me.

What does living for Christ and fruitful labor look like for you?
In other words, what’s your purpose in life?

Please share in the Comments Section your thoughts.

 

God Will Increase Your Influence

“Oh that You would bless me indeed and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and that You would keep me from harm that it may not pain me!” And God granted him what he requested. 1 Chronicles 4:10

Root-bound.

I recently repotted my mint and basil. The herbs just weren’t looking right. The mint was tough and getting brown, and the basil wasn’t growing as rapidly as it usually does.

Tangled roots dug deep into the soil through the holes in the pot. I cut the roots at the bottom of the pot, so that I could pull the herbs from the pot.  The roots encased the soil, keeping the shape of the pot when I pulled them out of the pot. I sliced the roots, poured new soil into the pot, placed the trimmed basil in the pot, watered it and trusted that it would thrive.

It is.

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Memorial Day … A reminder of America’s values

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“We do not know one promise these men made, one pledge they gave, one word they spoke; but we do know they summed up and perfected, by one supreme act, the highest virtues of men and citizens. For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

James A. Garfield
May 30, 1868 Arlington National Cemetery

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4 butterfly and Christian transformations

“Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:24-25

I had the privilege of watching five caterpillars over three days. I spotted them eating my flowers. I have many flowers in my yard and take great pride in them. Yet, I was glad to share a few flowers with these beautiful creatures. In turn, they let me capture their amazing movements on camera. Every morning, I talked with them; I know, one-sided conversations can be perceived as silly. I enjoyed our early morning conversations, though. When I came home in the evening, they’d be fatter and longer, but oh, so graceful and beautiful.

This morning, one was still munching flowers, but a few hours later, he was not to be seen.

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