Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 17, 2010

I heard Emmitt Smith's recent Hall of Fame induction speech. He always dreamed of being a Dallas Cowboy. Then the day came when he was told there was to be a Lone Star on his helmet. He knew now he had to perform in a manner worthy of that honor.

Whatever happens, as citizens of heaven live in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.
- Philippians 1:27 TNIV

 I have a fine family who's brought me along from childhood all the way to "grandparent-hood." There were a few years in college when my behavior, my life, was lived in a manner that dishonored them, that was not worthy of the people who cared for me, provided for me, who loved me. I did not live in a worthy manner. Paul tells the Philippians that with all they face, do not make that same mistake.

Jesus Christ forgives us, he died for us. Christ loves us, and his Spirit goes alongside us even as we read these words. Live in a manner worthy are a citizen of heaven, and a child of the king.

Dale Patterson