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Powered by 4 - August 31, 2011

  • 2011 Aug 31
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Full Steam Ahead!

today's reading.
Philippians 3:12-21    Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own...

think about it.
What does Paul see as a mark of maturity (3:12-16)? If your citizenship is in heaven (3:20-21), how does that change your perspective of life here on earth?

the blog.
The past is just that--past, over, done--and no matter how much we want to, we can't go back and do things over. Going forward, however, is a completely different story. We can (and should) learn from our past and then work all the harder as we move down the road to eternity. That's the message I picked up on from Paul's words in Philippians 3:13-14. "But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and staining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."

So what is it that you should be straining forward to accomplish for the Lord today? What does "pressing on" look like for you and your life? Tami W.

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