Press on Toward the Goal

 1 Kings 13-14; 2 Chronicles 12; Philippians 3 

“Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 13:13-14

The focus of our lives as those living on mission with Jesus, must be forward. We live with hope, with expectation and with grace. Forgetting what is behind includes the pain of past failures and disappointments, as well as not living in the successes of the past. Today is the day. Now is the time of God’s grace and favor. Our testimony of God’s work and mercy must be current. We can’t coast on past testimonies, but continually seek to obey the Spirit today. Our goal is bringing glory to Jesus in all we do and completing His mission call for our lives. Our graduation ceremony to heaven will reveal the degree to which we completed that mission. Until then, let’s keep running with joy and perseverance!

“Lord Jesus, thank you for the joy of your Spirit alive in me today. I look forward to finishing this race well and completing the mission you have set before me.”