I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. 22 If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know!
23 I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; 24 but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue with all of you for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that through my being with you again your joy in Christ Jesus will overflow on account of me.
The advantage to dying is to be with the Lord. To know personally and intimately the perfect love of God and to personally experience pure holiness. To see the things that has been hidden from us all our earthly life…like the extreme beauty and wonders of heaven and to see the face of our creator looking at us with love.
This advantage to this past earthly existence is being enjoyed by my mom, grandparents, little brother, my mother and father in law and many other beloved family and friends.
Every day that goes by now that I’m getting so much older… is exciting to me that I will one day will have this great advantage!! Just thinking about what God has planned for me encourages me every day.
I thank God that until this very joyful day comes… I have the Holy Spirit of God living right inside of me and I can interact with God 7 days a week and 24 hours a day!
My Whole life’s goal right now is to continue to be a wife to my beloved husband, a mentor and guide to my six wonderful adult children, and to be a blessing to my church and anyone who needs to be ministered to. My biggest heartfelt desire is for souls to know Jesus Christ so they will be able to see God face to face also.
I do want to continue living…and that’s a good thing. But in my heart of hearts…I just can’t wait to see Jesus…the one who paid a price for me!!
Message for today: Be so excited to one day see Jesus and while you are waiting… work (help and tell others about Him) and walk with Him until it’s your time….Work and Walk……Work and Walk!