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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Striving for the Prize

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“This one thing I do. Forgetting which are behind,

 and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
 Philippians 3:13-14 (KJV)

               Paul gives us some sage advice here. He tells his readers how he handles difficult memories of their pasts. He relates that he strives to ahead and expends his time looking ahead rather than what is behind.

               There is excellent advice in these words. We, as a society, tend to hang our hats on something that happened 25 years ago.

               Warren Wiersbe explained the meaning as. “Forget does not mean erase from memory but it means that a person is no longer bothered by the memory.” (1)

               A dear friend preached a sermon on “Living in the Moment.” It got me to thinking differently about my different past experiences, especially the difficult ones. I find myself less weighed down than I have ever been.

1.)    Warren Wiersbe Study on Philippians. I am sorry I do not remember the name of this book.


  1. Hi Cecelia! Our pastor was just talking today about how 'God has amnesia' when it comes to our sins. Once we have been forgiven, it's gone. We're the ones who keep thinking and regretting, which is a sad waste of time.
    I'm glad you feel less burdened now, it is a wonderful peace isn't it?

    1. Ceil: Thank you for your warm thoughts. Forgiveness is a wonderful thing-both when we give it or receive it.


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