Let’s each live with expectations of hope and life.
For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better.
Thank You for today. Thank You for showing us that dying is not the end. We are promised eternal life in Your presence in Heaven. But, like Paul, we also see from his words, that we have a job to do. Help each of us do more fruitful work for Christ. Use us in mighty ways in Your Kingdom.
We ask that You shape us and mold us to live the lives we were created to live. As we step out to share Your name, help us to step out in boldness and not be ashamed. Let us speak the mighty name of Jesus Christ to everyone. Thank You for our daily protection, Your provision and our eternal salvation. It is in Jesus name that we pray.