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Philippians 3: 10-21
So often things
of the past can hold us back.
issues that haven't been dealt with
can be a
stumbling block and a hindrance to
does in us now. If only we can see
the here and now. If only we could see
God can do in and through us, we would then desire
to press on through.
As Paul says here, he hasn't already attained this, but he
presses on - forgetting what lies
strains forward to what lies ahead.
to have a more 'eternal' way of thinking.
know that this world is not our home. We
can't even take our human body with us
we die. Everything will be changed.
will be new. Our homeland is in
Jesus. Our home here on earth is
only a temporary residence.
If we could truly
this, we would realize the
so much in our day-to-day
life. This can be
a hard concept because
none of us can really
understand what heaven would be like. None of us have been there. We
haven't seen it, touched
it, smelt it, or
experienced it in any way. We
may get small
glimpses now and then, but that
in comparison to what it would be
believe if we could just see what has
value in what we do and say, it can
transforming. Knowing this can help us
'press on' with God. To 'press on' to
the breakthrough we so desire. To
to be more Christ-like. To 'press
the odds stacked up against us.
else the world has to offer is as
as pressing on in
© By M.S.Lowndes
Do not [earnestly]
remember the former things;
the things of old. Behold, I
am doing a new
thing! Now it springs forth; do
perceive and know it and will you not
heed to it? I will even make a way in
wilderness and rivers in the
desert. ~ Isaiah 43: 18-19 (AMP)
Help me, Lord, to press
No matter how hard it gets
me see what has 'eternal value'
And press on
to what lies ahead.
© By M.S.Lowndes
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