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What Do You Live For?

February 13th, 2012 Posted in sermons

I saw an advertisement in a computer magazine with a photo of a guy shaving. It asked the question “Is it an alarm or a calling that gets you out of bed in the morning?”

That is a very good question. What do you live for? What makes you tick? What do you get up for in the morning?

All of us have something or someone we live for. Some passion, ideal, that drives us on, giving our lives purpose, some sense of meaning, raising it above the level of mere existence.

We don’t want our lives on this earth to be some temporary “blip on the screen.”

Paul’s passion was Jesus.

The apostle wrote, in Philippians 1:21,  “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.”

Paul of course used to be known as the notorious Christian killer, Saul of Tarsus. But Saul met the risen Lord on the Damascus road and had his life forever changed. Now he would serve Jesus with as much passion as he once served Satan.

Can you imagine what a different world we’d live in if more Christians served the Lord with the same level of commitment that they used to serve the devil with?

Two questions every believer should ask.

Saul asked two questions on the day of his conversion.

“Who are you, Lord?” and “What will you have me to do?”

Those would be great questions for you to personally ask Jesus today. Let that calling to serve Him get you up in the morning instead of an alarm clock.

He has a plan and purpose for you today!

6 Responses to “What Do You Live For?”

  1. Opeyemi says:

    I live to fulfil God’s purpose for my life. Life itself is full of problems, nothing is permanent so I just left everything to God because He has a reason for creating me and sooner or later that purpose will show up.

  2. Wayne Stiles says:

    Sometimes calling gets me out of bed, and sometimes when life seems fuzzy, it’s the alarm. I guess that’s perseverance. It’s slogging through the alarm days that ultimately reaffirm your calling.
    Thanks, Greg.

  3. christina says:

    When our family was bankruptcy, it was very hard to seek the Lord for me. And I thought I was left alone by God and my life was full of worries because I did not know that I was trapped by Satan. But God Himself let me know that He can solve my problems for there is no problems too big He can not solve it.
    And this question and verse came to my heart “what do I live for?” Cause Paul said, “As for me, to live is Christ and to die is gain”. Thank you for your reminder.

  4. Bebe says:

    I had a coworker posted this question on a conference call.. I was really want to say I live for Christ.. but.. I was intimidated by the conversation I had with my boss a few weeks prior.when she said to me..Don’t say anything about God in our corporate meeting or calls…”
    I asked the Lord for forgiveness of my silly fear..lack of courage..

  5. Conrad says:

    I used to do this and it works. My wife actually used to get angry how I could always wake up so encouraged no matter the day before or ahead.

    I’m very thankful to have run into this tonight. Its been too long and I needed the reminder.

    Thank you!

  6. Melanie says:

    Great encouragement on how to start my day. :)

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