Sunday, August 01, 2010

Ever Forward

Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

14 κατὰ σκοπὸν διώκω εἰς τὸ βραβεῖον τῆς ἄνω κλήσεως τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ.

I have used this verse in counseling more times than I can count.  Here Paul talks about how he does not look back, but presses on.  He realizes that he is not perfect, but he knows who is perfect.  That's why he keeps pressing on.  He has a goal in mind and he wants to push to get there.

When I read this verse, I think of part of this speech(apparently mirror-imaged to avoid being taken off YouTube).  I love the spot where he talks about how "we are advancing constantly and we are not interested in holding onto anything except...the ENEMY."  That's how I want to live my Christian life.

Are you pressing on?  Do you see the prize in front of you?  Or are you looking inward or backwards?  Paul makes it clear that the Christian is to be pressing on.  I pray that I would.

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