Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Forgetting and Pressing On

This new year causes me to think of something the Apostle Paul wrote from a jail in Rome:
I want to know Christ and experience the mighty power that raised him from the dead. I want to suffer with him, sharing in his death, so that one way or another I will experience the resurrection from the dead! I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. -Philippians 3 (NLT)
We thank you Lord for the influence and power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We affirm that it is our desire to know You and to experience your power in our lives even if it involves suffering. To that end we ask you to help us to forget the past, to press on and seek you afresh in this new year. And help us to remember Lord that we do not run in vain nor do we run alone - heaven awaits us and You are faithful to walk with us every day.


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1 comment:

  1. Yes, I want to press on and experience the power of the Holy Spirit in my life in a deeper way in 2011. Thanks Bob for this Scripture. Don't you just love the Apostle Paul???


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