Monday, August 5, 2019 From the Kitchen Table

Day 5    From the Kitchen Table

Philippians 3:12-15

 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 15Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you

First thing this morning, I want to set my eyes on the prize.  Thanking God for this day and the life and health and strength I need for this day, I set my eyes on the goal.  He has made this day for me and His glory is the sunrise and the sunset of this day.  I will let yesterday be, I can’t change that and by letting go of the woes and wrongs of the past I can let the Holy Spirit set my eyes on the promise.  It’s a choice to let go of yesterday and to grab onto today and tomorrow.  Feelings don’t change as fast as the scenery but I must choose.  God won’t make that decision for me.  It’s my choice to look ahead or behind.  It seems that looking forward allows my mind to be occupied by the work and will of God rather than the wrongs and woes of man.  I have a purpose today and it’s worth any energy it takes to keep looking and living for Jesus.

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