Lately I have been listening to more and more audio books. It is so convenient to listen in the car, in the kitchen, or during the afternoon when I rest a bit. Recently, I finished To Live Is Christ/To Die is Gain by Matt Chandler. One of my favorite books in the Bible is Philippians and I was excited to listen to this new book. The narrator, David Cochran Heath, does an excellent job and I enjoyed listening to him.
There is nothing new or profound in this book and that's ok. Sometimes we just need a reminder of what the Christian life is all about. Matt reminded me over and over that my sanctification is not a one-time deal...that I will continue to grow and mature in Christ every day. And this takes work; not work to be saved but to grow. He reminds the reader that "while we are not saved by our striving and in fact saved from our striving, we are also saved to our striving--a striving after Christ." It was a good reminder that I need to also be striving to live out my salvation.
The book as a whole was a great encouragement to me to focus on Christ, to put Him first, to rejoice in Him, and to live for Him. I appreciate that message!
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