Philippians 1:9-11 NIV 2011
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
Paul offered a short but sweet prayer for the church in Philippi after thanking God for their “partnership in the gospel.” Their love for God wouldn’t divide because it would multiply. 1 Thessalonians 3:12, “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else.” Their love was founded on the Solid Rock of Jesus Christ. A life lived reflecting Christ as well as exhibiting the fruit of the Spirit; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control was their commission. Lives lived for Christ fetch God glory.
Wednesday morning listening to the news in the wee hours of the morning, the announcement was made, “Billy Graham has passed away.” I remember watching the crusades on TV and the excitement in our church when he came to Seattle. A man of God, he chose to spend his life preaching the Good News. His life was a testament to one lived reflecting Christ wherever he could. The lives of infamous and famous alike were changed because he lived his life for Christ.
How do others view our lives?
Living for Jesus,