"and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."
Galatians 2:20 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: As a husband and father, there are things that I do for the better of my family. Recently, I was asked what I would be doing for a living if I were single and not a parent. I responded, I would probably be out on the road playing music again or something similar, but I wouldn’t be nearly as satisfied in life. I live so I can love my family and raise my children alongside my wife. I don’t live for myself, I live for a greater reason, a bigger picture. It is easy to fall into a "me"-centered thinking and only consider yourself. What if I were to tell you that you were like a piece of thread and a tapestry master wants you to be part of a beautifully woven masterpiece. Even though it may seem that we might not be as critical to the rest of the world, but without you the masterpiece would not be complete. Christ is the life and the brilliance in us. I hope that we can see the beauty of God’s presence in our lives that ties us all together.
Prayer for today: Today, I pray that God would open our eyes to see His bigger picture as well as our part in it. That we would rest in the fact that we are all called to something greater than just ourselves and for the good of God’s kingdom. Lastly, I pray that we would come to realize the brilliance of the love of Jesus that shines through each of us.
If you need prayer, please reply and I will pray for you. If you would like to talk about this verse or have questions, I’m always open for your feedback.
God’s grace on you…