. . . as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death.
– Philippians 1:20 (ESV)
I don’t know if I have a “life verse”, or even if having a “life-verse” is a good idea.
But if I had one, it would be this one!
It is very easy for me to feel ashamed. Of myself, mainly. It’s hard to explain, but this has been a struggle for me all my life. It is a struggle I would like to put behind me.
I am not naturally noble or cool, and I still can’t figure out why I was blessed with such a cool wife and cool children. God is so good. He has been incredibly good to me.
My dream for my own life’s ending is that I won’t be ashamed. That I will have “full courage” – and not just at the ending of my life, which I probably think about more than is normal or useful :-), but also now. Oh to live a life that leaves me not at all ashamed.
Christ deserves to be honored in my body. Whether I live or die.
May it be so.