Pressing On: Only Our Next Step Really Matters
1 Chronicles 29:14 ‘But who am I?…For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you. Today I am in a new place and as I was searching for something to write I came across this post from my own blog written on July 29, 2011. I decided it was a good way to begin yet another renewal in my life. No more forgetting who I am. No more waiting for other people to get them selves together, only living my life through the eyes of Christ, like it is gold, precious and yet moldable only by the skillful hands of God and building my life on his promises alone.
Forgetting Our Heritage (29 Jul 2012)
It’s not only when things in life go wrong do we quickly forget who we are, but also when things are going exceptionally well. We can just as easily lose confidence in our selves as quickly as we can become full of arrogance. Both extremes have the tendency to instigate storms. When our spirit is low the enemy attacks. When our spirit is high the enemy attacks. The balance (peace) will come when we begin to trust God’s presence in our life and give him praise regardless of our circumstance as Paul so eloquently encouraged in Philippians 3 and 4. We don’t have to blame our selves for the low times, nor give an explanation for our high times. In either situation we have only to give God the glory, remember that we are heirs to the promise of salvation and redemption as believers in Christ, and strive towards the peace of God, which passes all understanding. If we say we believe, only our next step really matters.
Philippians 3: 13-14 Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
I agree it is important for peace in one’s life, though I believe it can be attained through our human connections and through solitude, in the Buddhist kind of way…
Most definitely, and thank you for your comment. Far too often we let the busyness of our lives get in the way of what both human encouragement and solitude can provide.
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Thank you my friend. It is really funny how God uses us to interject in our lives precious reminders of his compassion and concern. You’ve done just that for me today. inlovewiththelord, is a blessing to me as well.