Be his

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Word: “Whether we live or whether we die, it must be for the Lord. Alive or dead, it is the Lord to whom we belong.” (Romans 14:8)
Wonder: Life is a gift. Death is inevitable. But life is not about putting off death as long as possible or about milking the most enjoyment possible for yourself out of life. What gives our lives meaning is whether or not we are living up to our reason for being, the reason for being for all of God’s creation – to glorify and honor him however we can. How will you try to praise God in what you do today?

Word: “Whether we live or whether we die, it must be for the Lord. Alive or dead, it is the Lord to whom we belong.” (Romans 14:8)

Wonder: Life is a gift and death is inevitable. But life is not about putting off death as long as possible. Nor is it about trying to suck the maximum amount of enjoyment possible for ourselves out of life. What truly gives our lives meaning is whether or not we are living up to our reason for being. And that reason is the same for all of God’s creation – to honor and glorify God however we can. So how will you try to praise God in whatever it is you do today?

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2 thoughts on “Be his

  1. I stared at this picture for 10 minutes before I noticed the mantis. How often do we get caught up in the beauty of things and not even see the dangers in it? In life we see the things that are fun, entertaining, socially acceptable, and apparently harmless and we dive straight in. It is only after we get in that the metaphorical mantis snatches us up. If we would only look around with spiritual sight first, we might spare ourselves an untimely crushing from the spikey clutches of sin.

  2. Thanks R Hadley for helping me notice the preying mantis. I had not seen him either. I was focused on the bees in the flowers. The mantis is about to get his prey too, while the other bee remains unaffected and oblivious to his bee-brother’s plight.
    How many times are we oblivious to our friends’ struggles? Do we remain unattached so as not to get caught up in their problems? How do we help without getting caught in the snares that have captured them?
    Many things in life are beautiful and fun on the surface. As the picture shows however, we must not let our guard down or ignore the dangers very close by.

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