The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord;
and if we die, we die for the Lord,
so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord.
– Romans 14:7-8
We Christians should not live to please ourselves,
but with the conscious aim of pleasing the Lord
…because we love Him.
If we love Him, that has its influence on others
…because, if our love for Him is true,
then is reflected in the love we show to our neighbour – to all others. ..
While living, our aim must be to do the Lord’s will.
When we die, we will be fully resigned to His will.
As a true Christian,
I should acknowledge and gladly accept that I am not at my own disposal. .
Lord, You are my God,
and I belong to You.
I thank You for creating me with a purpose.
Father, I want to love like Jesus loved;
to honour and obey You like Jesus did;
to give of myself…like Jesus gave.
Lord God, fill me with faith and determination
to do Your will,
and with joy, hope and trust
as I live towards the day when You stop me
…and call me to You..