Moving Forward

5 01 2016

DSC_0288 (2)_Walking in Rome

I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.  Philippians 3:14

I’m moving forward is my affirmation for this year.  I am moving, I am pressing and I am making progress toward who God is calling me to be and what God is calling me to do.  I am focused on what is ahead.  I am not stuck in the past.  I am not nursing old wounds.  I am walking in forgiveness.  I am healed in my mind body and soul.  I am moving forward in Him.

My heart and my will are committed to doing the work to make it ahead; the daily prayer, reading His bible, and heeding the Holy Spirit throughout the day.  I am not hindered by the distractions of the world.  I am not wasting precious time.  I am moving forward in Him.

I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.  Philippians 3:12-14

Moving Forward

3 07 2015

DSC_1054Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

God will show us the way forward.  A guide is always useful when you need directions.  We have all kinds of gadgets, tools and mobile apps that can give us the travel directions from point A to point B.  We have GPS systems that interact with satellites that tell us exactly where we are on earth and how to get to where we need to go.  The technology is amazing and way beyond the atlas and paper maps that was our source for directions for centuries.

We will need a road map for what’s ahead. Life’s journey continues and we will need a reliable, trustworthy source to keep us on the right track.   “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”  This familiar Psalm is a reminder and an assurance that the Word of God is the ultimate guidebook for our lives.  It gives us the “turn by turn” instructions for our steps’ moving forward. At times we may be perplexed about how to move ahead.  Seeking Him first in our situations, reading the Bible, sets the stage for knowing which way to go.  Our God is faithful to send the right guidance, the right provision at the right time to move onward in our journey. God will show us the way forward and we are thankful.