Hard Pressed

For I am hard pressed between the two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless to remain in the flesh is more needful for you. And being confident of this, I know that I shall remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy of faith {Philippians 1:23-25}.

The Greek word hard-pressed pictures a traveler on a narrow path, a rock wall on either side allowing him to go only straight ahead. The apostle Paul knew if he died he would have complete, conscious, intimate, unhindered fellowship with his Lord. Far better. Lit. ‘very much better” the highest superlative. Paul yielded his personal desire to be with his Lord for the necessity of building the church. Confident. . . I shall remain. Paul’s conviction, that their need would determine that he stay on earth longer. Progress . . .of faith. “Progress” pictures trail blazing so that an army can advance.

To be an effective Christian today, We must have the same confidence as Paul did. When a person have lived his or her life with the perspective of God’s kingdom as their own, they will be living for all the right reasons. That in every way, and in everything God would be glorified through His Son Jesus Christ. For at the end of that life will not be one second too soon, or one second too late. They will have finished their race, and be usherd in the glorious presence of Christ our Lord. We are to leave behind a lifetime of faith practices that would enable others to follow. Be confident that they too can attain such an intimate relationship with our Savior God, Christ the Lord. And be confident, that we will see our loved ones again.

Dear Christian saint, Steady on in your walk of faith, you will have much treasure awaiting you in heaven, and many loved ones who will be there with you in glory!

In loving memory: Martha Rose (Yelle) Bushey  (March 21, 1929) – (Jan. 20th, 2012)

Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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