You may have already seen from our tweets or just by looking at the site we now have some talks that can be listened to or downloaded. I wanted to make sure they worked so I started to listen to a few of them. Its so odd sitting back and getting to review something that you have said or done. I’m listening to the talk thinking “oh man I talk too fast” or “why did I say that”. I almost wish I could go back in one to two places and edit them.
Got me thinking about what Paul writes in Phillipians 1:20. He says:
“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”
He is saying that when I get to sit back and review my life I dont want to be ashamed of my life. For Paul that was living for Jesus – that was all that mattered – for Paul that was living life to the full.
So many poeple seem to settle for a life that is half full. If I went to a pub and ordered a pint and when it came it came in a pint glass but was only half full I’d complain.
Yet so many people go through life and seem to live it half full.
There is a film called All Aboard the Crazy Train about surfing really big waves. These waves are 30-40 even 50 feet. The trailer for the film has the lines “do not be afraid of death, be afraid of the half lived life” Paul couldn’t have wrote it better himself.
Do not be afraid of death be afraid of the half lived life.
I don’t want to live my life afraid of death, planning for something that may never happen but I want to live for Jesus, living life to the full, I don’t want to sit back one day and review my life and be ashamed or it be full of regret or a bit like the recordings of my talks sit there and wish I did things a bit differently.
So who are you living for? Are you living life to the full or living in fear?
We are staying in Philippians for a few weeks so look out for the talks on the website or why not come along one Sunday.