Mount Ranier in the background
Snow capped peaks in the Olympic Mountains
Sea Shore on West Coast of Vancouver Island
Olympic Mountains at Sunset
Deer by small lake in Olympic Mountains
Small alpine lake in the Olympic Mountains
Near the small town of Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Olympic Mountains with fresh snow
Olympic Mountains in the early summer
Shoreline near Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada
Snow capped peaks in the Olympic Mountains

What Is Your Life in Christ Like:

Dead, Sleeping, Awake, Waiting, Watching, Working, Fighting?

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Fight the good fight of the faith..
Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called
and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
1 Timothy 6:12 (ESV)


You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Revelation 3:1

But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. 1 Timothy 5:6

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:26

Casket at Grave site


Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:6

Awake, you who sleep,
Arise from the dead,
And Christ will give you light.” Ephesians 5:14 NKJV

Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead. Acts 20:9

Man sleeping at desk


So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 NIV

“Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.” Revelation 16:15

Peter and his companions were very sleepy, but when they became fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. Luke 9:32

Man sleeping at desk


Joseph of Arimathea, a prominent member of the Council, who was himself waiting for the kingdom of God, went boldly to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. Mark 15:43 NIV

keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:21 KJV

And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 NIV

While we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, Titus 2:13 NIV

Couple relaxing at the beach


“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42 NIV

“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. Matthew 25:13 NIV

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NIV

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 NIV

Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1 Timothy 4:16

It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. Luke 12:37 NIV

Boy looking through binoculars


“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.” John 4:34

In his defense Jesus said to them, “My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” John 5:17

Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my co-workers in Christ Jesus. Romans 16:3

Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, Colossians 3:23

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:3

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

We ought therefore to show hospitality to such people so that we may work together for the truth. 3 John 1:8

Carpenter building house


Harvesting wheat


Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air.1 Corinthians 9:26

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,2 Corinthians 10:4

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 1 Timothy 1:18

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.1 Timothy 6:12

No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 2 Timothy 2:4

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 2 Timothy 4:7